He was speeding through roads and stop signs at 177 km/h with his abducted son in his pickup truck while pointing a gun to his own head.
This is what OPP officers from the Kawartha Lakes detachment faced on Nov. 26, 2020, as William Shapiro was racing along Pigeon Lake Rd. near Lindsay.
How they dealt with it is up for debate and will be sorted out in the courts.
But audio from OPP scanners reveals the frantic the moments as the truck struck and seriously injured a police officer, gunfire erupted and both Shapiro,33, and his 18-month-old-son Jameson were killed.
OPP Const.’s Nathan Vanderheyden, Kenneth Pengelly and Grayson Cappus have been charged with manslaughter and criminal negligence causing death.
Known as The Scanner Guy, Shawn Salo took to social media Thursday to release the radio call he recorded because “the comments I have read on social media have been absolutely disgusting. The hatred towards police these days is truly troubling. These men and women risk their lives every day to protect us in our times of need.”