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Family of 62-year-old man who died after police shooting call for inquiry

Last Updated Jun 21, 2020 at 12:31 pm PDT

Ejaz Ahmed Choudry (Contributed photo to 680 NEWS)

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Relatives of a 62-year-old man who died after a police-involved shooting west of Toronto say they don’t trust the province’s police watchdog to investigate the incident.

The man’s nephew, Hasim Choudry, said the family wanted a public inquiry to ensure a fair investigation into the police shooting in Mississauga, Ont.

Peel Regional Police said the incident started at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday when officers were called to the man’s home because he was in crisis due to a medical condition and was reportedly not taking his medication.

Police said officers believed the man had access to weapons and entered the home after he stopped communicating, leading to an “interaction” where police fired a stun gun, plastic bullets and a gun.

The Muslim Council of Peel identified the man as Ejaz Choudry and backed up the family’s calls for a public inquiry.

The Special Investigations Unit said on Sunday that its investigation into the incident is continuing, with a subject officer and nine witness officers identified.