Police watchdog investigating shooting that left Shamattawa First Nation man seriously injured – CBC

Police watchdog investigating shooting that left Shamattawa First Nation man seriously injured – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 202225 Views

Jul 04, 2022

22-year-old’s shooting by police ‘alarming,’ says Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak grand chief

The province’s police watchdog has launched an investigation after what the head of a First Nations organization said is an “alarming” shooting by an officer that left a man seriously injured in northern Manitoba on the weekend.

According to a Monday news release from the Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba, RCMP informed the agency that around 1 p.m. Saturday, they responded to a call about a man who fired a gun inside a house in Shamattawa First Nation and was walking in the community with the firearm.

While on patrol, the officers heard shots, RCMP told the investigative unit.

When officers found the man outside a house, he fired his gun and police returned fire, hitting him, the release said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/shamattawa-first-nation-police-shooting-investigation-1.6509847

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