Sûreté du Québec probes police shooting of Akulivik man
Investigators with Quebec's provincial police are heading to Nunavik Monday after local police officers shot and killed a man in Akulivik Saturday evening.
Officers with the local Kativik regional police force were called to a home in Akulivik, on the shores of Hudson Bay, after someone reported hearing gunshots on Saturday.
Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Audrey-Anne Bilodeau says the officers came under gunfire when they got to the house.
"When they arrived, at least one shot was fired at a police officer," Bilodeau said. "We're talking about [a] slight injury."
Another officer reportedly fired back, killing the 54-year-old suspect. Bilodeau says it appears another person was injured before police arrived at the home.
"[Police] were responding to a call about gunshots, and the suspect had fired on someone, and this person is now in critical condition," Bilodeau said.
This incident comes a few months after two officers with the Kativik force were shot, in March, responding to a domestic dispute in the Northern Quebec town of Kuujjuaq. One of the two police officers, 27-year-old Steve Déry, later died in hospital.