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Inquest hears from OPP officers who shot Exeter, Ont. man

Summary by Ground News
A mandatory inquest into the shooting death of Wade Vander Wal heard from the OPP officers who fatally shot the Exeter native on Dec. 3, 2019. Det. Const. Brady Siddal was the first OPP officer to arrive at 65 Simcoe St. for a call of a possible fire in the home and a man unwilling to leave the house. Siddal said he saw smoke looking in the front door and feared for Vander Wal's safety. After calling for backup, he said he decided to use a battering ram to break down the door. He said Vander Wal immediately came outside, and starting swinging an axe over his head in a threatening manner. A fellow officer tried to subdue Vander Wal with a Taser, but

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