Another tragedy struck the Aboriginal community of Lac-Simon, Abitibi Wednesday night when Algonquin was hit by the bullets of the community police. The Surete du Quebec (SQ) could not confirm the death of the suspect at the time of going to press, but stated that the young man’s life was in danger.
Recall that on February 13, Thierry Leroux was killed by a member of the Aboriginal community during an operation that went wrong. The police officer of 26 years, a native of Abitibi, studied at Alma College and lived in the region. The man who shot him had later turned the gun against him. Civil funeral took place at the Cathedral of Chicoutimi in the presence of many police officers.
“Around 19 h 30, police in the community of Lac-Simon were called to intervene with a person, possibly armed with a knife, circulating in the streets of the community, summarized Sergeant Claude Denis SQ. During the intervention of the police, there would impact between a patrol car and the suspect. Shots have also been fired. The suspect, aged in his twenties, was taken to hospital with serious injuries and there are fears for his life. ”
Another event was subsequently required the presence of officers from the SQ, to assist. Indeed, after the first intervention, a group of people allegedly tried to attack the police to Lac-Simon. Denis sergeant confirmed that an independent investigation was initiated by the Ministry of Public Security. Service investigation of crimes against the person of the SQ took over the case.
“Given the content of the events, the Surete du Quebec will ensure the police service of Lac-Simon, and until further notice,” confirmed Sergeant Claude Denis.