PETERBOROUGH-The province’s Special Investigations Unit is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 40-year-old man this morning in Lakefield.
The SIU says preliminary information suggests at approximately 1:30 a.m. on December 26, 2023, a woman contacted Peterborough Police Service to report that her son was in distress and was at an apartment on Queen Street in Lakefield. Upon arrival, an officer reportedly saw the man holding a baseball bat outside of the apartment. The man struck the officer with the bat and re-entered the apartment according to police.
Additional officers arrived at the scene, and attempts were made to communicate with the man to no avail.
Officers sat when they breached the apartment door and located the man in the kitchen in medical distress. Although first aid was provided to the man by officers and emergency medical service personnel, the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Three investigators and one forensic investigator have been assigned to the case.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php
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