Innisfil shooting: Funeral for police officers killed


A joint funeral service for two members of South Simcoe Police Service killed final week within the line of responsibility will likely be held on Thursday.

Constables Morgan Russell and Devon Michael Northrup died after being shot contained in the basement of a house close to twenty fifth Side Road and ninth Line final Tuesday night time.

The officers had attended the residence after receiving a name for a disturbance. There, they encountered a male resident armed with a semi-automatic rifle and have been each shot. Russell, who was 54, and 33-year-old Northrup each later died in hospital.

The shooter, recognized to CTV News by household buddies and an ex-girlfriend as 22-year-old Christopher Doncaster, died following an trade of gunfire with a 3rd officer. Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is investigating.

The funeral service for the 2 fallen officers, which won’t be open to the general public, is about to get underway at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20 at Barrie’s Sadlon Arena, 555 Bayview Dr.

Members of the general public are welcome to look at the funeral procession because it travels from Adams Funeral Home and Cremation Services Ltd., 445 St. Vincent St., to Steckley-Gooderham Funeral Homes, 30 Worsley St., then over to the world.

Private visitations for Russell, a 33-year veteran of the pressure, and Northrup, who had six years of service, will likely be held on Wednesday for household, buddies, and colleagues.

Last Friday morning, a number of police cruisers from South Simcoe, the Ontario Provincial Police, and York Regional Police from the Office of the Chief Coroner in Toronto, close to Highway 401 and Keele Street, escorted the officers’ our bodies as much as the 2 Barrie funeral properties.

The post-mortem for Doncaster additionally befell that day. The SIU, which investigates experiences involving police, in addition to particular constables with the Niagara Parks Commission and peace officers with the Legislative Protective Service, the place there was loss of life, critical damage, allegations of sexual assault, and/or the place a firearm has been discharged at an individual, stated investigators will know extra in regards to the circumstances surrounding the alleged shooter’s loss of life following the autopsy examination.


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