Independent agency to investigate after man shot by police

June 13, 2020
Boom Road, New Brunswick

News release

The New Brunswick RCMP has engaged the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) of Quebec to conduct an independent review following the death of a 48-year-old man, from the Metepenagiag First Nation, during a police call.

On June 12, 2020, around 7:40 p.m., the Sunny Corner RCMP Detachment received a call for service related to an unwanted person in a home on Route 425 in Boom Road, near Metepenagiag First Nation.

When police arrived on scene, they were confronted by a man armed with knives who charged at officers. A conductive energy weapon was deployed several times without success. An RCMP member discharged a firearm. The man was treated at the scene for a gunshot wound, and was taken to hospital where he later died. No one else was injured.

As a matter of standard practice in serious incidents involving RCMP members in New Brunswick, the New Brunswick RCMP engaged the services of an independent agency to conduct a review of the incident and police actions. Investigators from BEI arrived in New Brunswick on June 13 to begin their investigation.


Contact information

Cpl. Jullie Rogers-Marsh
RCMP New Brunswick

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