A one-year-old boy is dead and two people, including an Ontario Provincial Police officer, were seriously injured after a confrontation near Lindsay, Ont., on Thursday morning. The incident occurred in the City of Kawartha Lakes in the area of Pigeon Lake Road, also known as Kawartha Lakes Road 17. The area is about 130 kilometres northeast of Toronto.
At a news conference Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson with Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit said OPP officers were made aware that a father had abducted his son from the municipality of Trent Lakes.
When Officers located and attempted to stop the pickup truck on Sturgeon Road the truck involved collided with an OPP cruiser and another vehicle on Pigeon Lake Road.
An OPP officer who was reportedly standing outside his vehicle at the time was seriously injured in this collision.
In a confrontation with the 33-year-old driver, three officers shot at the man, who was hit and airlifted to hospital in serious condition.
The one-year-old boy who was in the back seat of the vehicle died of a gunshot wound, but the SIU says it is unclear if that gunshot came from the three officers.
In a news release, OPP said the driver of the vehicle was apprehended and taken to a Toronto area trauma centre.