The man shot by a police officer at Red Bridge is a ex-correctional officer
The individual who was killed by a stray bullet Sunday is David Levesque, 37 years old.
Monday, 10 July, 2017 13:54
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The man armed with a machete who was shot and killed by a police officer in the parking lot of the station of the Sûreté du Québec in Pont-Rouge was a former correctional officer at the penitentiary in Donnacona.
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The individual who was killed by a stray bullet Sunday is David Levesque, 37 years old. The man was no longer stationed at the prison recently, having handed in his resignation in the spring, confirmed the Union of Canadian correctional officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN).
For the moment, it is not possible to link the gesture of Lévesque to his departure momentary of the correctional service.
It is the Office of the independent surveys (EIB), which is responsible for the investigation.
They pointed out that Lévesque had been the subject of a complaint by another person a few hours before, broke into the police station, in the boulevard Notre-Dame for vandalizing cars using a machete.
It is at this time that the police have reportedly tried to control it with pepper spray, to no avail. The suspect would then be led to them with his machete. “The police then fired,” said the EIB. The victim was rushed to the hospital where his death was ascertained.
THE EIB has assigned nine investigators to shed light on this case and to verify that such preliminary information is accurate. The police in Quebec will support the work of the EIB.