A 48-year-old man was shot to death by a Lennox and Addington OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) officer in Stone Mills, northwest of Kingston, Ontario, on the evening of November 12, 2019. According to the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), the agency that investigates cases of police harm to civilians in Ontario, a passerby noticed a vehicle in the ditch in the area of 5 Lake Road and County Road 14 at around 6:00 PM. The SIU report that the passerby called 911 and an OPP officer responded.
According to the SIU, the officer “became involved in an interaction with the man” and, at some point during that interaction, fired his gun multiple times. The victim was struck several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other details have been provided publicly, including the nature of the police interaction with the man or why the officer decided to shoot and shoot to kill.