The South Simcoe Police Service is devastated to announce the line-of-duty death of one of its officers and the critical wounding of a second officer.
On Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at approximately 7:55 p.m., police responded to a domestic disturbance at a home in the area of 25th Sideroad and 9th Line in the Town of Innisfil. Two officers were shot inside the home. The suspect was later pronounced deceased following an interaction with police.
The wounded officers were rushed to a local hospital by emergency run where one of them died. The second officer was airlifted to a Toronto trauma centre. Sadly, the second officer was pronounced deceased early in the morning Oct. 12, 2022.
The Special Investigations Unit is now investigating. York Regional Police are conducting an investigation into the details surrounding the shooting of the officers.
According to Simcoe.com, the gunman turned the gun on himself and died by a self-inflicted wound.