February 22, 2018

Inquest set in deadly RCMP shooting

Dates have been set for a coroner’s inquest involving the shooting death of a troubled man in Surrey by an RCMP officer.  

Adam Brian Purdie was 28 when he died March 2nd, 2011.

The mountie involved was cleared of any wrong-doing seven months later.

Investigators with Saanich police determined the seven-year member had to fire because Purdie aimed a rifle at his cruiser after ramming it with his car.

Their review also found Purdie, who was a drug addict, fired two shots, including one at himself, but he died from a bullet fired by the mountie at his chest.

It was one of 30 shots from the officer’s gun.

The five-day inquest at the coroner’s court in Burnaby is slated to start June 24th.

CKNW Vancouver News

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