RCMP officer shot dead by Quebec police; woman and teen seriously injured in home

Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu police car. David Sedell/Global News

Quebec police killed an RCMP officer this morning who had allegedly seriously injured a woman and a teenager inside his home.

Quebec’s independent police oversight agency the Bureau des enquetes independantes says officers shot and killed a 48-year-old man armed with a knife in the City of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, about 40 kilometres southeast of Montreal.

RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Tasha Adams confirmed that one of its officers died as a result of the incident, but she would not confirm his identity.

The watchdog says a man called 911 around 2 a.m. today and said he had done something irreparable.

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Police in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu arrived to the man’s home and allegedly found him armed with a knife.

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The watchdog says the man was shot with at least one bullet and died in hospital.

It says police found a woman and a teenager inside the home, who were transported to hospital with serious injuries. Police would not confirm whether the woman and teenager were related to the 48-year-old man.

Six officers with the watchdog are investigating with the help of provincial police.


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