Inquests to Be Held into Two Police Involved Shootings in Winnipeg

Inquests to Be Held into Two Police Involved Shootings in Winnipeg

Winnipeg Police CrestWINNIPEG — Manitoba’s chief medical examiner has called inquests into the deaths last year of two Winnipeg men who died in separate shooting incidents involving city police.

Adrian Lacquette, who was 23, died Sept. 13 from multiple gunshot wounds during an altercation with police, who were conducting a criminal investigation at the time.

Evan Grant Caron, who was 33, also died from multiple gunshot wounds 10 days later during a confrontation with officers who were answering a call about a disturbance at a home.

Both men were pronounced dead at the Health Sciences Centre.

As part of The Fatality Inquiries Act, an inquest must be held if the chief medical examiner has reasonable grounds to believe a person died as a result of the use of force by a peace officer acting in the course of duty.

Dates for the inquests have not been set.

CP - The Canadian Press

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