The New Brunswick RCMP is investigating an incident in Moncton that left one man dead.
On August 4, 2019, at approximately 2 p.m., Codiac RCMP responded to a call on Somerset Street. At the scene, police encountered a man who produced a weapon and took actions that were threatening to the members. In response to these actions, a conductive energy device was discharged. The man continued to threaten police with a weapon, and an RCMP member discharged their firearm at the suspect. Resuscitation efforts were made, but a 24-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled.
At the request of the New Brunswick RCMP, and as a matter of standard practice related to serious incidents, the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT), an independent agency, will conduct a review of police actions in response to the incident. The Halifax Regional Police will assist SIRT with their review.
The investigation is continuing.