SIU confirm 23-year-old man shot two officers in Innisfil with a semi-automatic rifle

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Published October 14, 2022 at 2:20 pm

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Ontario’s police watchdog has confirmed the 23-year-old man involved in a fatal shootout near Barrie did fire at two police officers.

The shootout claimed the lives of two South Simcoe Police Service officers — Const. Devon Northrup and Const. Morgan Russell on Oct. 11.

Innisfil man, Chris Doncaster, 23, was also killed in the incident.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) said today (Oct. 14) that at approximately 8 p.m. on Oct. 11 officers were called to a residence in the area of 25th Sideroad and 9th Line for a disturbance.

In the residence, the man (identified as by a source as Doncaster) shot two officers. A third officer who was also at the house exchanged gunfire with the man.

Doncaster died at the home and the two officers were taken to hospital where they died.

The man had an SKS semi-automatic rifle, the SIU said.

Six investigators and three forensic investigators have been assigned to the case. The post-mortem exam of the man is today.

The SIU is urging anyone with information about this investigation, including video or photos, to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529 or online at: https://siu.on.ca/en/appeals.php

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