Edward Lake, the daddy of the three youngsters killed by a drunk driver in 2015, was Tasered and arrested by Peel police earlier than his demise.
Peel Regional Police Const. Heather Cannon confirmed to CP24 Wednesday night that officers interacted with Lake at his house on Sunday. In an e-mail assertion, Cannon mentioned police have been known as to Lake’s residence “to research an altercation.”
Police arrived and have become concerned in a separate “altercation” with Lake, leading to a Taser being deployed, Cannon mentioned.
He was subsequently arrested and charged with one rely of assault on the scene. Cannon mentioned Lake was later taken to the hospital, the place he was assessed and launched.
“Officers notified Sufferer Companies of the incident, and Mr. Lake was additionally supplied the contact info,” Cannon added.
“Peel Regional Police had no additional interplay with Mr. Lake as soon as he was transported to the hospital.”
A day after the incident, Lake was reported dead. A number of media experiences mentioned he died by suicide, however CP24 has not independently verified them.
Lake’s youngsters – Daniel, Harrison and Milagros Neville-Lake – have been killed when drunk driver Marco Muzzo sped via a cease signal and collided with their car in Vaughan. The kids’s grandfather Gary Neville additionally died within the crash.
Muzzo was sentenced to 10 years in jail in 2016. He was granted full parole in February 2021.
“I’m indignant that my youngsters by no means obtained the prospect to develop up,” Lake mentioned at Muzzo’s parole listening to. “I get up every single day crying. It is scary while you desire a hug out of your youngsters, and so they aren’t there.”
The kids’s mom tweeted about Lake’s demise on Monday night time, saying, “My youngsters’s father, Edward Lake, has joined our youngsters to allow them to play collectively, ceaselessly.”
Peel police mentioned they’d beforehand attended Lake’s house however couldn’t share the small print attributable to privateness causes.
“We’re conscious of and saddened by Mr. Lake’s tragic demise, in addition to the tragic circumstances that this household has confronted,” Cannon mentioned.
“Whereas there was no indication that the decision was straight associated to psychological well being, the Officers who attended have been appropriately made conscious of Mr. Lake’s historical past and former interactions,” she added, noting that as a result of nature of the decision, the Disaster Outreach and Assist Crew or the Cellular Disaster Speedy Response Crew didn’t reply to it.
In the meantime, after Lake’s demise, there have been renewed requires organizations which have acquired donations from Muzzo’s household to take away the title from their amenities.
On Tuesday, two hospitals refused to remove the Muzzo name, with one citing the signage “acknowledges the household’s lengthy historical past of philanthropy, together with many beneficiant donations.”