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Manitoba’s Police Watchdog Probes Fatal Shooting on Long Plain First Nation

April 3, 2019 4:44 PM | The Canadian Press

By The Canadian Press

Manitoba First Nations PolicePORTAGE LA PRAIRIE, Man. — Manitoba’s police watchdog is investigating the fatal shooting of a man on Long Plain First Nation.

The Independent Investigation Unit says Manitoba First Nations Police reported that one or more officers fired at the man Tuesday following a confrontation.

The 23-year-old man was pronounced dead in the community near Portage la Prairie.

Investigators say the man who died had a firearm.

The unit says it will request a civilian monitor for the investigation.

Manitoba First Nations Police say the three officers who were called to the scene are now on administrative leave.

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