Quebec police watchdog investigating death of two civilians near Labrador border
Quebec’s police watchdog is investigating after two people died during a provincial police intervention in Fermont, near the Quebec-Labrador border.
The independent investigations bureau says police received a 911 call at about 5 a.m. Friday from a person who said they’d been shot several times and didn’t have long to live.
The watchdog says preliminary information indicates two officers went to the residence, where a man inside told them to knock down the door.
The officers forced their way into the residence and saw a person sitting on the ground, but they returned outside after hearing a gunshot.
Police re-entered the home at about 9:30 a.m. and found the bodies of a 65-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman.
The watchdog sent six investigators to the site, who were expected to arrive Friday evening.
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