The Ontario Special Investigations Unit is investigating a fatal police shooting in downtown Hamilton.
Shortly after 11 o’clock Friday night, Hamilton Police were called to the corner of King William and Catherine Street after reports of an assault.
There were reports the person who committed the assault was armed with a gun.
Officers went to the scene to speak to those involved.
While there, an officer recognized a man who was allegedly involved in the assault, and after an interaction, fired his gun.
The 36-year old man was struck, and rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
He has been identified as Anthony Divers.
The area of James Street South and Hunter Street West was immediately secured to preserve evidence, and remains closed to all pedestrians and vehicle traffic until further notice.
Anyone with information is being urged to contact the SIU lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 ext. 2038