OPP officer and civilian fatally shot on Manitoulin Island.

Manitoulin OPP responded to the report of an unwanted person on a property in Gore Bay on November 19th.

Opp arrived at the scene, encountered the man and there was an interaction. SIU spokesperson Monica Hudon said “as a result of that interaction, one OPP officer sustained a fatal gunshot wound. The man who has been identified as  60-year-old Gary Brohman was also shot, he was taken to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.”

The police officer has been identified as  52-year-old Const. Marc Hovingh, who had worked for the service for 28 years.

An investigation is being conducted by the Special Investigation Unit.

The Ontario 2020 Homicide Victim List is available here