Man dies in hospital after being shot by police in Kawartha Lakes

A 33-year-old man at the centre of a police shooting in Kawartha Lakes has died in hospital.

According to the SIU, the man — whose name has not been released — died shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 2) night.

A post-mortem is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. in Toronto.

Other information released by the SIU includes:

– During the interaction, a one-year-old boy sustained a fatal gunshot wound. His post-mortem took place on Saturday, and the SIU is awaiting this report;

– Prior to the shooting, the man’s vehicle collided with an OPP cruiser and a civilian vehicle. An officer who was outside of the cruiser – laying down a spike belt – sustained serious injuries as a result of the collision. He remains in hospital in stable condition;

– The three officers who discharged their firearms were designated as subject officers. Thirteen OPP officers were designated as witness officers. Ten of the witness officers have been interviewed by SIU investigators, and the remaining three will be interviewed in the coming days; and,

– The Centre of Forensic Sciences is in possession of the man’s pickup truck for examination. The CFS is also in possession of a handgun that was located in the pickup truck. The three police-issued firearms that were discharged are currently with the SIU.

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