OPP Officer Killed In The Line Of Duty

Condolences are pouring in after a police officer was shot and killed on Manitoulin Island yesterday – an incident that also left a civilian dead. Premier Ford is among those who have voiced their grief following yesterday’s shooting, which is being investigated by the province’s police watchdog. Local politicians have also offered their sympathies. The officer, who has been identified as Constable Marc Hovingh, was responding to a call on a property in Gore Bay when the incident took place.

From CTV News:

In a video posted on Twitter, the Special Investigations Unit spokesperson Monica Hudon said an individual contacted the OPP around 12:30 p.m. about an unwanted person on a property on Gore Bay. When they arrived, the OPP “encountered the man, and there was an interaction.” Hudon said one officer was shot during the incident and was pronounced dead. The man was also shot and was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Hudon said three investigators and two forensic investigators have been assigned to the case.

Phot Credit: Ontario Provincial Police





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Scott Fox and Kat Callaghan