New Brunswick RCMP and Nova Scotia SIRT investigating incident

August 5, 2019
Moncton, New Brunswick

News release

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.


Contact information

S/Sgt. André Pepin
New Brunswick RCMP

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