Cause of Death in Almonte Ontario Shootings Not Released #OPP UPDATE Feb 13, 2016

Cause of Death in Almonte Ontario Shootings Not Released #OPP UPDATE Feb 13, 2016


(ALMONTE, ON) – On February 11, 2016 at approximately 7:30 am, officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a serious incident at a residence in the Town of Almonte, ON.

Upon arrival, officers located 65-year-old Bernard Cameron deceased at the scene.  A 28-year-old female was transported to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries, where she continues to remain in stable condition.

Thirty-three (33) year-old Travis Porteous was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries and later succumbed to his injuries.

Post mortem examinations were completed yesterday, February 12, 2016 at the Ottawa Hospital.  The cause of death for each person will not be released.

The Lanark County Crime Unit, under the direction of OPP Acting Detective Inspector Mark Zulinski, Criminal Investigation Branch is continuing the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

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This story has been all over Ottawa’s papers and the 65 year old man is a former teacher in Almonte a town of 5000 people outside of Ottawa in the southwest end and he adopted 3 girls and one is his own. One of the adopted girls Sarah had a common law husband that she had 2 children with and the common law husband shot the 65 year old man who was also a well liked counsellor and former teacher. The people of the tiny town are in shock. This news is two or three days old. The woman who… Read more »