Autopsy set to take place for man killed in shooting that left 2 Ontario officers dead

Ontario’s police watchdog says an autopsy for the 22-year-old man who was killed in a shooting that also left two police officers dead is set to take place today.

The province’s Special Investigations Unit said Thursday the two officers who died responding to a call at an Innisfil, Ont., home did not draw their firearms before they were shot on Tuesday night.

The SIU had said a day earlier that there was an “exchange of gunfire” between the two officers and the young man, but on Thursday it said a third officer had been involved.

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The South Simcoe Police Service has identified the officers who died as Const. Devon Northrup, 33, and Const. Morgan Russell, 54.

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The SIU did not name the young man, but a source close to the investigation — who was not authorized to speak publicly — has identified him as Chris Doncaster.

Meanwhile, the Town of Innisfil has invited community members to sign books of condolences set up at town hall for the two fallen officers.

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