Shot Fired During Home Invasion Attempt

Source: Area OPP
Date: Mon Jan 20 03:17:03 MST 2020

(DESERONTO, ON) - The Lennox & Addington (L&A) County detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is currently investigating an incident in Deseronto, Ontario involving the use of a firearm during a home-invasion attempt.

Just before 9:00 p.m. a 911 call was made by a resident of an apartment on Mill Street in Deseronto. The caller reported that an unknown masked person had just attempted to gain entry into the apartment. When entry was refused the suspect discharged a firearm at the door before fleeing.

Members of the L&A detachment and the Tyendinaga Police Service immediately converged on the area. A canine track was conducted with the assistance of the OPP's Tactics and Rescue (TRU) team but the suspect was not located.

The suspect is described as:

Roughly 5'9;
Larger build;
Wearing cargo pants, a white hoodie with a black design; and
A black mask with a white skull design on the front.


The investigation continues led by the L&A County detachment Crime Unit. Further details of the incident will be released as the investigation continues but there is no further information available for release at this time. The OPP asks that you continue to monitor the OPP News Portal or @OPP_ER on Twitter for any updates.

Police ask anyone with information about this incident please contact the L&A County detachment at: 1-888-310-1122.


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