UPDATE: 73 Year Old Dead After Interaction With OPP

(DYSART ET AL TOWNSHIP, ON) – On July 15, 2020, members of the Haliburton Highlands Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) commenced an investigation into an altercation that occurred earlier that day at a local Minden business, involving a 73 year old male customer.

Follow up investigation led police to attend an address on Indian Point Road in the Eagle Lake area. During the investigation, shots were fired and additional OPP resources were requested to assist the responding officers.

As a result, a 73-year-old man was injured and later died at an area hospital. The OPP notified the province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) and they invoked their mandate. In accordance with the Special Investigations Unit’s name release policy which requires consent from next of kin, on August 27, 2020 the Unit identified 73 year-old Leslie Hegedus as the man who was fatally shot on July 15, 2020, in Haliburton County during an interaction with Ontario Provincial Police officers.

Police are looking to speak to anyone who may have known 73 year old Leslie Hegedus of Dysart et al Township and formerly of Thurstonia, Ontario. Any person with information is asked to call the Haliburton Highlands OPP Crime Unit at (705)324-6741 or 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit a secure web-tip at, where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.

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