Manitoba RCMP shoot and kill man who was allegedly assaulting a woman

LA BROQUERIE, Man. — RCMP have shot and killed a man in southern Manitoba.

Police say officers were patrolling a highway near the francophone community of La Broquerie, when they saw a stopped vehicle and a man standing by the driver-side door.

They say the man was reaching in the vehicle and assaulting a woman while holding an edged weapon.

RCMP say officers ordered the man to step away and drop the weapon, but he began to approach the officers and one fired a gun.

The 51-year-old man from the Ste. Anne area was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has been notified.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 24, 2024.

The Canadian Press