Ontario police watchdog investigates man’s death after PPP officer fired gun near Bobcaygeon
Ontario police guard dog is now investigating the death of a man north of Bobcaygeon Thursday morning.
According to a press release from the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the man died after a police officer in the province of Ontario “fired his firearm”.
SIU said that just after 6 p.m. At 10 a.m., an officer from the City of Kawartha Lakes department went to a country house near Highway 49 and Highway 37 – more than 160 kilometers northeast of Toronto in the Kawartha Lakes region – for an ongoing investigation.
SIU said there was an “interaction” between the officer and the man – who had a gun.
“The officer fired his firearm before retiring,” SIU said. “Additional officers arrived at the scene and found the man,” who was pronounced dead at the scene by ambulance personnel, the statement said.
SIU has appointed three investigators and two forensic investigators for the case and has appointed a case officer and three witnesses.