Man succumbs to injuries sustained during Lindsay-area shoot-out with police that claimed toddler’s life

Special Investigations Unit continues to probe circumstances surrounding shooting

A man has succumbed to injuries sustained in a shoot-out with police, a week following the incident that claimed the life of his one-year-old son.

The Special Investigations Unit confirmed the 33-year-old man died in Toronto hospital Wednesday evening. He was injured during an incident on November 26 that not only saw a one-year-old boy killed by gunfire, but also sent an OPP officer to hospital.

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Police were contacted last Thursday with reports of an armed kidnapping in the Kawartha Lakes area. During the pursuit of a suspect, a collision between pickup truck and OPP cruiser occured, wherein an officer was struck.

Shortly afterwards, three officers arrived on scene and the SIU reports shots were fired. A one-year-old boy in the pickup was struck by a bullet, while the SIU has not confirmed who fired the fatal shot. The man was also injured and was rushed to hosptial. He died of his injuries shortly after 8:30 Wednesday evening.

The Special Investigations Unit continues to probe this incident.