The SIU has identified the man shot by police in Haliburton County July 15 as 73-year-old Leslie Hegedus.

The agency released the information Aug. 27 after submitting a DNA sample to the Centre for Forensic Sciences to establish next of kin, it said. Hegedus died after an altercation with OPP at an Indian Point Road residence.

The SIU said the investigation is ongoing.

“So far, five civilian witnesses and four witness offices were interviewed,” the SIU said, adding it has the post-mortem results.

The SIU previously reported Hegedus had an interaction with police officers and was struck when two of them discharged their firearms. Hegedus was transported to hospital in Haliburton where he was pronounced deceased.

In its latest report, it said a firearm collected at the scene and the firearm of the two subject officers were sent to the Centre of Forensic Science for analysis. Investigators are awaiting those results.

The Highlander will update this story as more information is made available.


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