Man Shot Dead by Police Near Manitoba First Nation

Man Shot Dead by Police Near Manitoba First Nation

RCMP Logo VehicleA man was shot and killed by RCMP Wednesday morning after he had earlier stolen a police vehicle and an officer’s gun.

Police say the man assaulted an officer at around 8:30 p.m. on Highway 6 near St. Laurent, Manitoba before he took off in an unmarked Ford E-150 Econoline van.

RCMP put out a release notifying the public to be on the lookout for the vehicle, which didn’t have police markings.

Shortly before 1 a.m., officers located the suspect and vehicle on Highway 417 near Lake Manitoba First Nation.

During the arrest, a man was shot and pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has been notified and will lead the investigation into the shooting.

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