BEI investigation: a man killed in Shawinigan

The BEI announced Tuesday evening the launch of an investigation in Shawinigan following the death of a man in his sixties.

The Independent Investigations Bureau is investigating the circumstances surrounding an event that occurred in Shawinigan on the 1er March.

Around 5:25 p.m., the police of the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) reportedly received a 9-1-1 call reporting a man with strange behavior in a business.

When they arrived, the man was armed with a knife. He would then have been threatening and a police officer would have fired in his direction. The suspect was fatally injured.

The BEI will investigate this intervention by the SQ.

The Service de police de la Ville de Québec (SPVQ) will act as a support police service.

The SPVQ will provide two forensic identification technicians who will work under the supervision of BEI investigators.

Five BEI investigators will investigate this event.

The BEI asks anyone who witnessed this event to contact it via its website at

The Independent Investigations Bureau’s mission is to investigate all cases where a person, other than a police officer on duty, dies, sustains a serious injury or is injured by a firearm used by a police officer during an intervention. police or during his detention by a police force.

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