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73 year old man killed in police-involved shooting in Haliburton Highlands

KAWARTHA LAKES-A 73 year old man is dead after an altercation at a Minden area business escalated and police were called.

Members of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the OPP were called to investigate an altercation that occurred at the Valu-Mart grocery store on Highway 35 this morning. Witnesses say the altercation began in response to the mandatory mask policy.

Follow up investigation led police to an address on Indian Point Road in the Eagle Lake area. Police say during the investigation, shots were fired which caused the responding police to request additional officers.

The confrontation between the police and this same male resulted in him being injured. The male was transported to hospital, and later succumbed to his injury.

The OPP has notified the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and they have invoked their mandate.

The SIU says after the altercation at the Valu-Mart, an officer observed the suspect vehicle and commenced following it for a short period of time. Based on a query of the vehicle’s licence plate, officers made their way to a residence on Indian Point Road near Eage Lake. Outside the residence, there was an interaction with the man and two officers discharged their firearms according to the SIU. The man was struck. He was transported to hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 11:47 a.m.

At this time, four investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.  The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.

The SIU is an arm’s length agency that investigates reports involving police where there has been death, serious injury or allegations of sexual assault.


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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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