Officer who died identified as Sgt. Eric Mueller, 1 person in custody
One Ontario Provincial Police officer has died, and two others were injured, after they were shot in the eastern Ontario community of Bourget in the municipality of Clarence-Rockland early Thursday morning.
The officer who was killed has been identified as Sgt. Eric Mueller, according to OPP Commissioner Thomas Carrique.
"We anxiously await for further word on his fellow officers who are still at hospital," Carrique said in a post on Twitter Thursday morning.
It is with an extremely heavy heart that I regretfully advise that OPP Sgt. Eric Mueller has been killed in the line of duty. We anxiously await for further word on his fellow officers who are still at hospital. Our thoughts are with the officers, their families and colleagues.
Just after 2 a.m., Mueller and two other officers were called to a disturbance at a home on Laval Street in Bourget, OPP said.
Someone had reported hearing a gunshot.
When the officers arrived, all three were shot by someone at the home, OPP said. They were taken to hospital in Ottawa, where one of them died. The two others are recovering; their conditions were not released.
OPP say one person has been arrested, and that there is no danger to the public. Officers from the Ottawa Police Service are assisting.
Bourget is about 50 kilometres east of downtown Ottawa.
This is a developing story. More to come.
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