Jun 13, 2020
By Jeremy Logan
A New Brunswick Indigenous man has been identified as the victim of an alleged R.C.M.P.-involved fatal shooting.
Chief Bill Ward of the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation confirmed in a Facebook message to CBC News that the man was a member of his First Nation.
Ward wrote on his Facebook page that he’s “so mad and sad, I don’t know what to think” following the death of Rodney Levi.
Scores of followers posted messages offering their condolences.
Quebec’s independent police investigation agency, the Bureau des enquetes independantes, says it has been told that Mounties responded to a report of a disturbed person in the Miramichi area on Friday night.
It says preliminary information indicates R.C.M.P. officers found the man armed with a knife in a building and used an electronic stun gun on him several times without success.
The agency is also investigating another fatal police-related shooting involving an Indigenous person in the province, after 26-year-old Chantal Moore was shot and killed on June 4th by an officer in Edmundston.