SIU Releases Name Of Man Who Died In Shoot Out With Police
The Special Investigations Unit released the name of the man who died in an interaction with OPP on July 15th. 73-year-old Leslie Hegedus was fatally shot in Haliburton County during an interaction with OPP who responded to an incident at a grocery store provoked by being requested to wear a face mask.
The SIU’s investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Hegedus is ongoing. So far, five civilian witnesses and four witness officers were interviewed.
A post-mortem was conducted on July 17, 2020, and the SIU is in possession of those results. A firearm that was collected at the scene as well as the firearms of the two subject officers were sent for analysis, and investigators are awaiting those results.