OPP officer assaulted, shots fired 0
A joint police investigation into a fatal hit-and-run overnight in Augusta Township continues, with several streets in downtown Brockville closed off on Sunday afternoon. (STEVE PETTIBONE The Recorder and Times)
Two men were shot and an OPP officer was injured during an arrest on Old L’Amble Road early Saturday morning in Bancroft.
Two Bancroft OPP officers responded to a call for assistance at a home and officers were taking a 24-year-old from the residence, OPP stated in a press release.
As they were leaving, the man picked up a weapon, striking an officer, OPP said, and one officer fired shots.
"One of the officers was injured, and the 24-year-old sustained multiple gunshot wounds when one of the officers discharged a firearm," stated a press releases from the Special Investigations Unit. "A 49-year-old male in the home also sustained a gunshot wound to the arm."
The three injured were taken to Kingston General Hospital for treatment and are listed by the SIU as being in serious, but stable condition.
The SIU is called whenever someone is injured or killed when police are present.