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Coroner identifies victim of Dawson Creek police shooting

The BC Coroners Service has identified the man killed in a northeast BC police shooting.
Officials say 48 year-old James Daniel McIntyre of Dawson Creek was shot Thursday night during an encounter with the RCMP outside of Fixx Urban Grill restaurant.
RCMP say McIntyre was armed with a knife at the time he was shot and later died shortly after he arrived in hospital.
The Alaska Highway News reports that McIntyre was employed at a local restaurant in the city.
McIntyre was killed when RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at an open house for the Site C Dam project, although the Independent Investigations Office has confirmed that McIntyre was not the person causing the disturbance.
The IIO is investigating.

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