Police officer, citizen dead, second officer critically wounded in Innisfil

Officers had been called to a disturbance at a home

A South Simcoe Police officer and a citizen died last night in an incident at a home near 25th Sideroad and 9th Line in Innisfil.

A second officer was airlifted, with critical injuries, to a hospital in Toronto.

South Simcoe Police say the officers were shot after being called to a disturbance at the home just before 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The citizen was pronounced dead after an ‘interaction’ with police.

There is much speculation about what happened circulating on social media.

We are awaiting details from the Special Investigations Unit.

The names of those involved in this matter have not been released.

The last South Simcoe officer killed in the line of duty was Senior Constable Alan Kuzmich who was struck and killed in 2002 while investigating the theft of a motorcycle.