Investigation into shooting deaths of 2 police officers in Innisfil, Ontario continues

The Ontario police watchdog is continuing its investigation today into a shooting at a home north of Toronto that left two officers and a young man dead.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) says Simcoe South officers died in hospital and the 23-year-old man died at home after an exchange of gunfire Tuesday night in Innisfil, Ont. .

A spokesperson for the watchdog said police were called to the home by family members of the residence and an autopsy of the young man was scheduled for Friday.

The South Simcoe Police Service identified the officers as Const. Devon Northrup – who has worked with outreach and mental health teams – and Const. Morgan Russell, a skilled crisis negotiator.

The SIU said it would not release the suspect’s identity at this time without permission from his family.

However, the Toronto Star and The Canadian Press report that a « source close to the investigation » identified the suspect as Christopher Doncaster, although CBC News has not independently confirmed this information.

Residents who live in the area expressed shock at what happened and said an elderly couple who had an adult grandson lived in the home where the shooting took place.


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