Sunday, September 27, 2009

RCMP involved in shooting north of Hazelton

A bid to effect an arrest of a suspect wanted on five Criminal Code warrants ended in a death on Saturday, as members of the Hazelton detachment of the RCMP and the Emergency Response Team shot and killed the suspect in the course of a planned operation to attempt arrest.

Mounties had been warned ahead of time that their suspect was armed with a rifle, a second person involved in the incident was taken into custody without injury or further resistance.

The police involved shooting which took place 70 kilometres north of Hazelton has now been turned over to Major Crimes Investigators, with an Inspector from the Delta police department taking the lead.

No further details regarding the incident have been released, nor the names of the deceased or the second person placed in custody been made public at this time.
Update: September 27-- The RCMP identified the man who was shot on Saturday as 35 year old Rodney Shane Jackson a member of the Gitanaax Band.

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