August 29, 2014 2:58 pm

Inquest called in Prince Albert, Sask. police shooting death

Public inquest being held into the July 2013 police shooting death of Ryan Natomagan-Nelson in Prince Albert, Sask.

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PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. – A public inquest will be held into a July 2013 Prince Albert police shooting death in the northern Saskatchewan city.

The chief coroner called the inquest after Ryan Natomagan-Nelson, 26, was fatally shot on the evening of July 9, 2013 during an altercation with two police officers.

At the time, police officials said officers were responding to a call of people fighting and a woman being assaulted.

Natomagan-Nelson was armed with a knife and died later in hospital.

As part of the inquest, the coroner’s jury can make recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.

The inquest takes place Sept. 8-12 starting at 10 a.m. at the Prince Albert Travelodge.

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