RCMP officer shot dead by Quebec police, woman and teen seriously injured in home

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Quebec provincial police are helping with the investigation along with six BEI officers. (Olivier Leclerc/Sûreté du Québec - image credit)
Quebec provincial police are helping with the investigation along with six BEI officers. (Olivier Leclerc/Sûreté du Québec - image credit)

A man shot and killed by Quebec police this morning, who had allegedly seriously injured two people inside his home, was an RCMP officer.

The province's police watchdog is investigating after the man was killed in a police intervention overnight in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, on Montreal's South Shore.

The Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) said local police received an emergency call Wednesday, just after 2 a.m. It says a man called 911, reporting he had "committed the unthinkable."

According to the BEI, when officers arrived at the home on Biat Street, a man confronted them with a knife.

Shots were fired and the man, 48, was hit by at least one bullet, the BEI said. He later died in hospital.

RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Tasha Adams, speaking to the Canadian Press, confirmed that one of its officers died as a result of the incident, but she would not confirm his identity.

When police entered the home, they also found a woman and a teenager who had both been seriously injured, the BEI said. The two were taken to hospital in serious condition.

Police would not confirm whether the woman and teenager were related to the 48-year-old man.

Provincial police, who are assisting the watchdog with the investigation, said later in the day that both victims remained in hospital and that the woman's injuries are more serious than the teenager's.

Quebec provincial police are helping with the investigation along with six BEI officers.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the police watchdog.

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