Standing Hearing for Inquest into Deaths of Adrian Lacquette and Evan Caron
A standing hearing will take place to determine who can participate in the upcoming inquest into the deaths of Adrian Lacquette, 23, and Evan Grant Caron, 33, both of Winnipeg.
On Sept. 13, 2017, Lacquette was shot several times during an altercation with members of the Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) during the course of a criminal investigation. He was transported to Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg by ambulance and died from his injuries on the same day.
On Sept. 23, 2017, WPS officers responded to a possible stabbing. After entering the front door of a home, an officer was stabbed in the arm by Caron. The officer shot Caron several times. He was transported to Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg by ambulance and died from his injuries on the same day.
Under The Fatality Inquiries Act, a single inquest has been called by the chief medical examiner related to both of these deaths. Inquests explore the circumstances and events leading to deaths for the purpose of finding out what, if anything, might be done to prevent similar deaths in the future.
Before the inquest begins, the judge will decide who can participate in the process and question witnesses. Individuals and groups may make an application to be granted standing and participate in the inquest. Those interested in applying for standing should contact Rich Lonstrup, inquest counsel, at 204-573-0474 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, Nov. 12.
The standing hearing will be held on Monday, Nov. 26 at 1p p.m. in courtroom 405 at the Manitoba Law Courts Complex, 408 York Ave., Winnipeg.
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