The Ontario Special Investigation Unit is investigating the death of a man following the disharge of firearm by an officer of the Ontario Provincial Police.
“At approximately 10:05 a.m. on November 25, 2021, an officer with the City of Kawartha Lakes detachment went to a rural residence near Highway 49 and Highway 37 for an ongoing investigation,” the Ontario SIU said in a statement.
The statement further added that the man had a firearm. There was an interaction and the officer discharged his firearm before retreating.
Additional officers arrived on scene and located the man, the Ontario SIU said, adding that paramedics pronounced the man deceased at the scene.
Three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.