This is Constable Marc Hovingh, who had served the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) for 28 years.
The commissioner of the PPO, Thomas Carrique, posted on Twitter that Constable Marc Hovingh died of his injuries.
The Special Investigations Unit reported that a civilian also lost his life in the police intervention shortly after 12:30 p.m. in the area of Gore Bay, Thursday, on Manitoulin Island, west of Sudbury.
Many provincial officers traveled to the northeast of Gore Bay, near Scotland Road, to investigate the event.
The flags were half-masted at Queen’s Park in memory of the police officer.
I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Provincial Agent Marc Hovingh, shot dead in the line of duty.
My hearts go out to all of the brave men and women on the front lines who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe., continued the Prime Minister in a press release.
Police are asking the public not to approach the scene of the tragedy and will provide an update shortly.
The Special Investigations Unit
Special Investigations Unit (SIU) spokeswoman Monica Hudon said on Twitter Thursday afternoon thatUES investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that took place on Manitoulin Island today, resulting in the deaths of an OPP officer and a civilian. “,” text “:” SIU is investigating circumstances surrounding a shooting that took place on Manitoulin Island today, resulting in the deaths of an OPP officer and a civilian. “}}” lang = “en”>l’UES investigating the circumstances surrounding a shooting that took place on Manitoulin Island today, resulting in the deaths of an OPP officer and a civilian.
The Special Investigations Unit is responsible for investigating cases of serious injury or death during a police intervention.
According to Ms. Hudon, initial information indicates that at around 12:30 p.m., someone contacted the PPOGore Bay.to report the presence of an intruder on a property
Shortly after arriving at the scene, officers confronted the man and
there was an interaction following which an officer of the PPO was fatally shot.
The civilian was also shot and taken to hospital where he was declared mort, said Ms. Hudon, who clarified that three investigators and two forensic investigators are on their way to the scene of the tragedy.
More details to come …