Sask. RCMP shoot man dead after police vehicle rammed

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Brother says North Battleford shooting victim was 'generous and kindhearted'

Brother says North Battleford shooting victim was 'generous and kindhearted'

RCMP in North Battleford, Sask., shot and killed a 22-year-old man after receiving a call from someone saying they were being chased by a vehicle.

Police said they received a call from a man who reported being chased by a vehicle at 8:55 p.m. local time Saturday. The caller said someone in the vehicle had fired gunshots at him.  

After police arrived at the intersection of 15th Avenue and 105 Street, the man rammed his vehicle into a police vehicle. 

RCMP say officers opened fire at the vehicle in response to the driver's actions.

En route to hospital, police confirmed Brydon Bryce Whitstone of Onion Lake, Sask., died around 9:40 p.m. of injuries resulting from the discharge of RCMP firearms.

A female who was in the vehicle suffered minor injuries. She was taken to hospital for treatment and released into custody. 

One officer was injured and taken to hospital with minor injuries and later released.

Regina Police Service will conduct an independent investigation and the Ministry of Justice will appoint an independent observer.