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Police tape, April 30, 2014.JOHN LEHMANN/The Globe and Mail

Ontario's police watchdog says it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of a 33-year-old man in Toronto early Wednesday.

The Special Investigations Unit says police responded to a 911 call just after midnight regarding a reported robbery at the Warden subway station.

It says officers arriving at the scene located a man matching the description of the alleged robber outside an address nearby (on Warden Avenue).

The SIU says there was "an interaction" between the officers and the man, and the suspect was fatally shot.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The watchdog agency says it has designated one subject officer and two witness officers.