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.