SIU Concludes A 1-Year Old Boy Was Shot By Police During Altercation With The Father

SIU Concludes A 1-Year Old Boy Was Shot By Police During Altercation With The Father

Ontario’s police watchdog has concluded a one-year-old boy was fatally shot by police after his father’s pickup truck crashed into a cruiser in Kawartha Lakes. The SIU says the finding is based on the results of an autopsy and forensic analysis of bloodstains and other evidence. The boy was shot during an altercation between his father and police after an officer laying down a spike belt was injured last November 26th. The 33-year-old father later died from his injuries in hospital.

From the SIU report:

Mississauga, ON (11 February, 2021) —

Upon receipt and review of additional forensic evidence in this case, including the results of the postmortem examination performed on a child, and reports prepared by the Centre of Forensic Sciences of analyses conducted with respect to bloodstains in the pickup truck, the trajectory of shots that struck the truck, and firearms, cartridge cases and projectiles, the SIU can today confirm that the  child’s death on November 26, 2020 in Kawartha Lakes was the result of being shot by police. On that date, the one-year-old boy died in the course of an interaction between the boy’s 33-year-old father and Ontario Provincial Police officers. The father – who was shot by police – succumbed to his injuries in hospital.
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