The Special Investigations Unit is investigating a “fatal police-involved shooting in Haliburton Highlands” the civilian agency tweeted on the afternoon of Wednesday July 15.
The tweet comes following a morning of heavy police presence at Indian Point Road off Harburn Road north of the village of Haliburton as well as an incident at the Valu-Mart grocery store in Minden also on the morning of July 15.
SIU investigating fatal police-involved shooting in Haliburton Highlands. More information to be released later.
— SIU (@SIUOntario) July 15, 2020
Police are investigating a “serious criminal offence” a video tweeted by the Central Region OPP says. They say there is no concern for public safety.
Police are currently investigating a serious criminal matter near the Village of #Haliburton. Currently there is no concerns for public safety. Please remain away from Indian Point Road near Eagle Lake until police complete this investigation. ^jf pic.twitter.com/ecncyluG1W
— OPP Central Region (@OPP_CR) July 15, 2020
The assistant manager of Valu-Mart told the Minden Times that the staff is safe following the incident but would not confirm any details about what happened.
This story will be updated as details are released.