B.C. coroner identifies man shot dead by police in Canadian Tire robbery
Daniel Peter Rintoul, 38, was killed by police after allegedly stabbing a store employee and a police officer
The B.C. Coroners Service has released the identity of the man who died after being shot by police during an apparent attempted robbery at a Vancouver Canadian Tire last week.
Daniel Peter Rintoul, a 38-year-old Alberta man, allegedly stabbed a store employee, removed guns from a storage cabinet and took an 82-year-old man hostage at knifepoint, according to Vancouver police.
Police said that when they tried to arrest Rintoul, he stabbed an officer. Police then shot Rintoul, and he was later pronounced dead at the scene.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Chief Adam Palmer described Rintoul as a "very large" man — six feet one inch tall weighing 380 pounds.
"We tried to use the least amount of force possible to take him into custody, and when that was not possible, lethal force was used," Palmer said.
Both the Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) are investigating the incident.