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IIO clears Vancouver police officers in 2016 Canadian Tire shooting

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WATCH: B.C.'s civilian police watchdog releases its report into a fatal police-involved shooting outside a Canadian Tire store – Feb 1, 2019

A report from B.C.’s police watchdog has cleared Vancouver police officers involved in a fatal shooting more than two years ago.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO BC) says police were justified in shooting 38-year old David Peter Rintoul. The final report released Friday confirms no charges will be filed against the officers involved.

On Nov. 10, 2016, Rintoul allegedly stabbed a store clerk in the Canadian Tire at Grandview Highway and Bentall Street and began stealing guns.

WATCH: (Aired Nov. 10, 2016) Police incident at Canadian Tire on Grandview

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Police Incident at Canadian Tire on Grandview – Nov 10, 2016

According to the report, officers confronted Rintoul outside the store.

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The report says Rintoul, who outweighed the officers, attempted to spray police with a “blinding agent.”

Rintoul then allegedly stabbed an officer multiple times. Police then shot and killed the suspect.

The report concluded the suspect “posed a threat of deadly force to members of the public,” and that officers shot out of necessity.

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