Father of baby killed in Kawartha Lakes police shooting dies


A man who was shot at by Ontario Provincial Police in Kawartha Lakes has died in hospital, according to the province’s Special Investigations Unit.

The SIU says the 33-year-old man was injured after his vehicle collided with an OPP cruiser and another car on Nov. 26.

Three officers then began firing, injuring the man. His one-year-old child, who was also in the vehicle, was also fatally shot — though the SIU says it is unclear who shot him. 

The SIU says OPP officers were attempting to intercept the man after being told he had abducted his son from the municipality of Trent Lakes.

The man was then transferred to hospital  in serious condition but died Wednesday night. A post-mortem examination is scheduled for Friday morning in Toronto. 

An OPP officer who was reportedly standing outside his vehicle at the time was also seriously injured in this collision, and remains in stable condition. 

The SIU, which investigates incidents involving police in which death or serious injury occurs, says it is still interviewing witness officers to determine what happened. 

They also continue to ask that anyone with information or video of the incident get in touch. 

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