61-year old man dead af­ter OPP re­spond to do­mes­tic sit­u­a­tion near Ro­s­tock

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The prov­ince’s Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a 61-year old man in Perth East Satur­day night.

Perth County OPP re­sponded to a do­mes­tic sit­u­a­tion at a res­i­dence near Ro­s­tock at 4:50 p.m. April 14. Claim­ing rea­sons of pub­lic safety, po­lice closed a stretch of Perth Line 49 be­tween Perth Road 135 and Perth Road 140. The road re­mained closed un­til early Sun­day morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to un­ver­i­fied re­ports by area res­i­dents on Face­book, the OPP took over the Ro­s­tock Agri-Cen­tre and Hall to use as a com­mand post around 7:15 p.m.

The OPP’s emer­gency re­sponse unit and tac­ti­cal re­sponse unit were also dis­patched to the res­i­dence. At some point dur­ing the po­lice re­sponse, plas­tic pro­jec­tiles were fired at the 61-year old man from an anti-riot weapon. Shortly af­ter that, the man sus­tained a gunshot wound and he was pro­nounced dead at 10:15 p.m.

At this time, in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve that only the anti-riot weapon was fired. No other po­lice weapon is be­lieved to have been dis­charged.

The Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tions Unit is urg­ing any­one who may have ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion to con­tact the lead in­ves­ti­ga­tor at 1-800787-8529. The Unit is also seek­ing video ev­i­dence re­lated to this in­ci­dent.

This story will be up­dated as more in­for­ma­tion be­comes avail­able.

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