Halifax Regional Police have referred an incident involving the discharge of a service weapon that occurred earlier this evening to the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). A 59-year-old man is deceased, and SiRT is investigating the incident.
Today, at approximately 8:35 pm, Halifax Regional Police officers were responding to a weapons call involving a male armed with a firearm. The suspect barricaded himself in a residence on Carleton Street in Dartmouth. Officers set up containment on the residence. While attempting to arrest the man, he confronted the officers with a weapon and an officer discharged a service weapon. The male was found deceased in the residence.
The incident has been referred to SiRT, who will handle all further inquiries related to this incident while their investigation continues.
Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased.