A baby who was killed throughout a standoff between police and a person in Kawartha Lakes final November was shot by police, Ontario’s Particular Investigations Unit (SIU) confirmed Thursday.

In response to the SIU, a man, 33, and his one-year-old son suffered gunshot wounds in an interplay with Ontario Provincial Police within the Metropolis of Kawartha Lakes, about 130 kilometres northeast of Toronto, on Nov. 26.

The newborn boy died on the scene. The person died in hospital practically every week later.

In a brief information launch issued Thursday afternoon, the SIU stated it had reviewed “extra forensic proof” within the case, together with the outcomes of an post-mortem carried out on the kid and stories ready by the Centre of Forensic Sciences analyzing bloodstains within the pickup truck, the trajectory of pictures that struck the truck, in addition to the “firearms, cartridge instances and projectiles.”

The company stated its investigation is ongoing.

Officers not interviewed

In an e-mail to CBC Information Thursday, SIU spokesperson Monica Hudon stated that three officers who fired their weapons throughout the incident have nonetheless “not as but availed themselves of a possibility to be interviewed.

“It is necessary to notice that topic officers are underneath no authorized obligation to talk with the SIU, however could in the event that they select to take action,” Hudon stated.

The incident occurred within the space of Pigeon Lake Highway, also referred to as Kawartha Lakes Highway 17.

An SIU spokesperson beforehand stated OPP officers have been made conscious {that a} father had kidnapped his son from the municipality of Trent Lakes, about 180 km northeast of Toronto.

Hudon stated officers situated a automobile — a pickup truck — on Sturgeon Highway and tried to cease it. That is when the truck collided with an OPP cruiser and one other automobile on Pigeon Lake Highway.

An OPP officer who was reportedly standing exterior his automobile on the time was severely injured within the collision.

Three officers shot on the driver. He was later airlifted to hospital in severe situation, and died in early December.

The OPP Affiliation, which is the union that represents OPP officers, launched an announcement Thursday stating: “We’re all devastated when a toddler tragically dies.

OPP condolences 

“Our heartfelt condolences are prolonged to the mom and household of a [one-year-old] little boy who tragically died close to Lindsay, Ontario on November 26, 2020.” It makes no point out that it was a police officer who shot the kid.

“The OPP Affiliation respects the investigative course of. We proceed to help our members affected by the incident.”

The SIU beforehand stated its investigators had interviewed over a dozen witness officers and greater than a dozen civilian witnesses in reference to the case.

The company investigates incidents involving police through which loss of life, severe damage, sexual assault, or the discharge of a firearm at an individual happens.


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