Man fatally shot by Bathurst police identified as Michel Vienneau

A 51-year-old man fatally shot by police in Bathurst, N.B. on Monday has been identified.

Sources confirm the man is Michel Vienneau, a businessman from Tracadie-Sheila.

He was reportedly returning from a trip to Montreal and was near the VIA Rail train station in Bathurst when he was shot.

In a statement on Monday, Bathurst police Chief Eugene Poitras said the incident occurred around 11:25 a.m. while police were conducting an investigation.

The scene in Bathurst where a 51-year-old man was fatally wounded by police in northern New Brunswick Monday. Emily Baron Cadloff/Global News

Poitras said a man, who police have not yet identified, was taken to the Chaleur Regional Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

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Vienneau was the owner of an electronics store in Tracadie-Sheila.

Messages of condolence have been left on Facebook pages belonging to him and his girlfriend.

Bathurst City Police have handed off the investigation of the incident to Nova Scotia RCMP.

Michel Vienneau has been identified as the man fatally shot by police in Bathurst, N.B. on Jan. 12, 2015. Facebook

With files from The Canadian Press

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