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Man shot by police in Lindsay has died: SIU

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Dec 4th, 2020

The 33-year-old man shot by police during an incident last week near Lindsay has died.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit says the man died in hospital Wednesday night from injuries sustained in the shooting.

The SIU says they were called to a residence in Trent Lakes about an alleged abduction of a boy by his father on the morning of November 26.

The OPP then located a vehicle of interest in the City of Kawartha Lakes and attempted to stop the pickup truck. The truck then became involved in a collision with a police cruiser and another vehicle on Pigeon Lake Road.

An officer who was standing outside the cruiser at the time of the crash sustained serious injuries. He remains in hospital in stable condition.

Three officers discharged their weapons, striking the 33-year-old driver who was airlifted to hospital in “grave condition.”

The one-year-old boy who was inside the pickup truck was fatally wounded by gunshot and pronounced dead at the scene.

It’s uncertain who may have fired the fatal bullet. The SIU says it is still waiting for the autopsy report, which was completed over the weekend.

Investigators seized the three firearms from police and say a fourth gun was found in the pickup truck where the one-year-old boy was shot dead.

The SIU says 10 of the 13 witness officers have been interviewed by investigators and the remaining three are expected to speak with them in the coming days.

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