Chester Hunchak confirmed as Medicine Hat homicide victim
RCMP also name Christopher Arkell as armed Medicine Hat man in officer-involved shooting
An autopsy has confirmed that 67-year-old Chester Hunchak of Medicine Hat was the homicide victim discovered on a rural residence during a series of events in the southern Alberta city this past weekend.
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However, RCMP are not saying how he died.
His daughter Jeanine Hunchak says the well-known car salesman vanished on Friday after heading out on a test drive of a Cadillac Escalade.
Hunchak's body was found Saturday at a home just south of the city limits where police killed another man.
Man shot by police identified
That man has been identified as 50-year-old Christopher Arkell.
Officials say a Medicine Hat police officer was conducting a missing person investigation on the property and was confronted by an armed man.
The officer called for help and more police arrived. RCMP say Arkell then phoned police and threatened to shoot police officers.
"As a result of that communication, the police officer believed that the male was a danger to police. A short time later the male was seen removing a body from an area at the rear of the residence.”
The armed man then entered a vehicle and drove towards police before he was shot.
The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the police involvement in Arkell's death.