Following an interaction with RCMP, the Ottawa Police Service will examine the death of a 22-year-old male.
Following what Nunavut RCMP describes as a “shooting incident” involving its emergency response team and an armed man Saturday afternoon, Ottawa Police have been called to investigate the death of a man in Rankin Inlet.
According to a police news release, it all started when Rankin Inlet RCMP attended to a disturbance involving “intoxicated males” at 7, Nov 3:15 p.m.
One of them took a rifle and was observed walking around town with it. Then he fired a shot at police officers. Then, according to the police objection, he took a truck at gunpoint and drove to the town boundaries, where he was held for several hours.
The Manitoba RCMP’s emergency response team was dispatched to assist with the incident. With the man, they were involved in a shooting incident. According to the RCMP, a 22-year-old guy was later declared dead. They did not provide any other information concerning the man’s death or not reveal his identity.
The police did not identify the individual. Still, the RCMP stated that such an incident is “disturbing” for everyone concerned and sent comfort to the family and community.
Nunavut has a standing agreement with the Ottawa Police Service to examine major police events involving RCMP members who provide policing services in the territory.
Source: Nunatsiaq news