Man shot by RCMP in Eastern Passage

SASKATOON,SK—MARCH 6/2019—9999 Spec RCMP – RCMP vehicle in North Battleford, SK. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (MATT SMITH/THE STAR PHOENIX)

July 9, 2020, Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia . . . Earlier this evening Halifax District RCMP responded to a residence in Eastern Passage for a call of an armed man who was uttering threats.

When police arrived, they found a 60-year-old man from Eastern Passage, armed with a handgun outside the residence. The man did not respond to officers’ directions.

The man raised his handgun towards the responding officers. Responding officers discharged their firearms. EHS attended and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene. No one else was injured.

Nova Scotia RCMP has referred the death of the man to Serious Incident Response Team after officers discharged firearms while responding to an incident involving a handgun.

The investigation is ongoing. Halifax District RCMP have referred the matter the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT). The Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) independently investigates all serious incidents which arise from the actions of police in Nova Scotia. There does not have to be an allegation of wrongdoing.

Given the matter is now being investigated by SiRT, the RCMP is unable to discuss further details.

Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this difficult time.

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