Father dies week after police-involved shooting that left his one-year-old son dead


Last week, ONNtv/SaultOnline reported on a story involving a one-year-old boy who died in the back seat of his father’s vehicle when officers opened fire on the man after his pickup truck crashed into a cruiser, injuring an officer who was laying down a spike belt.

The Special Investigations Unit says the 33-year-old man died in hospital on Wednesday night.

The man was injured and his baby was found dead of a gunshot wound in the back seat of his pickup truck.

Police had been investigating an alleged kidnapping at the time. In addition to the three police-issued guns, the SIU says investigators found a fourth firearm at the scene.

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Colette Linden is a graduate of the three-year Broadcast Journalism and Communications Media program from Mohawk College before heading to McMaster University to obtain her degree in Public Relations. In addition, Colette has a certificate in Writing for Publication and a certificate of Competency in the French Language, . A recent resident of Sault Ste Marie, this Hamilton native gained experience working at TSN, the Ontario Medical Association and spent 14-years with the Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA) as the Communications Manager. A Mother of two amazing boys, Connor & Dante, Colette is a die-hard sports fan with a passion for government affairs and hopes to one day represent this City on Council. Focusing on Politics, Indigenous Affairs and Local News, Colette also reports the latest in Sports both locally and professionally. Colette joined the Superior Media Team in September of 2019 and is thankful to finish out her career with such a family-oriented and community-oriented team.


  1. So let’s see….the vehicle was crashed therefor not able to flee.
    Pepperidge of shots fired at the crashed vehicle-without first considering the welfare of the baby.
    Totally disgusting.

    • And you’re sure the “FOURTH firearm found at the scene” wasn’t used by the father to do the deed? Read the WHOLE story before passing judgement. Police in Canada don’t generally fire on anybody for NO reason…

      • Are you sure?
        You read the article…first and 2nd articles actually.
        No one checked the welfare of the child….and an entourage of bullets should not be needed with an already stopped car.

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