The SIU has invoked its mandate after a police interaction turned deadly today for a 43-year-old Cramahe Township Man.
As of now, the facts as we know them are that at 10:15am today, members of the Northumberland OPP were dispatched to an address near CR-25 and Tobacco Rd for a report of a man sitting in a parked car yelling at people.
When officers arrived at the location and located the man, he approached the officers armed with a baseball bat. He struck a cruiser causing significant damage. At this time the man was no longer in his vehicle.
The man got back into his vehicle, and drove towards the officers.
A short distance away from the location the man left his vehicle where an interaction ensued. Officers on scene utilized an Anti Riot Weapon (ARWEN) along with a Conducted Energy Weapon (taser). These weapons proved ineffective, and two officers discharged their service issued firearms at the man.
It is unclear at this time exactly what took place during this interaction, however first aid and CPR were immediately started on the individual. Despite the best efforts of first responders and Paramedics the man succumbed to his injuries.
The SIU have assigned three investigators along with three forensic investigators to this case. The SIU have identified two subject officials and 12 witness officials have been designated.
A post-mortem has been scheduled for tomorrow in Kingston.
The SIU is urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website.