SIU Releases Name Of Man Who Died In Shoot Out With Police

Posted: 2020-08-28 08:17:23 By: thebay

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.