Man shot and killed by Manitoba RCMP during early morning roadside incident – Winnipeg

A Manitoba man died after he was shot by RCMP early Friday near La Broquerie.

Police said officers from the Steinbach detachment received multiple reports about a suspicious man in the area, and an RCMP patrol car spotted a man standing next to the driver’s side of a vehicle on Highway 52 around 12:30 a.m.

Police allege the man was armed with a knife and assaulted a woman in the driver’s seat. Police said he began approaching officers and ignored commands to drop the gun, at which point an officer shot him.

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The man, a 51-year-old resident of Ste. Anne, was pronounced dead at the scene despite officers’ attempts to provide him with emergency medical assistance.

The woman suffered minor injuries as a result of the assault, police said.

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The RCMP’s major crime service is investigating, with the involvement of Manitoba’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigation Unit.


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