Montreal police officer shot dead in northwestern Quebec

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(13/10/2020) – The Montreal police officer who shot a man dead on Saturday afternoon in the region of Bobcaygeon, about 50 kilometres north of Quebec City, won’t be suspended, an SQ spokesperson says.

The man, in his 20s, was shot and killed after he attacked the officer with a metal pipe.

The officer wasn’t injured, and has since been taken to a hospital for observation.

As part of the investigation, the Sûreté du Québec’s investigative team – along with the ONM, SPVM, Quebec public security department, municipal police, and Bobcaygeon Sûreté du Québec – will have to find a person of interest to talk to.

A police source said on Friday night that the officer had requested mental health help earlier in the day, and that such units were stationed at Bobcaygeon police station since early morning to deal with any situation that could emerge.

The OPP were assisting at the time of the shooting, and were on-hand to provide assistance with the aftermath.

A spokesperson for the OPP said they’re still collecting information, and will have to wait until the SIU completes its investigations.

— with files from CTV Montreal

Story by CEGEP québécoise public health scientist/school director Nancy McIntyre (no relation)

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