List of killings by law enforcement officers in Canada

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This is a list of people killed by non-military law enforcement officers in Canada, both on duty and off, and regardless of reason or method. Inclusion in the lists implies neither wrongdoing nor justification on the part of the person killed or the officer involved; the listing merely documents the occurrence of a death.

This list is incomplete. There are no concrete stats on fatal shootings by law enforcement officers in Canada, though the range has been estimated to be between 15 and 25 per year.[1][2] Statistics Canada only tracks fatal police shootings if an officer is criminally charged.[3]

List[edit]

Date Name (age)
of deceased
Province or Territory
City
Description
1932-02-17 Albert Johnson Yukon (Eagle River) The true identity of Johnson has never been established. He shot a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer and, after an extended manhunt across the Northwest Territories and Yukon, was killed in a shootout with police on the Eagle River, Yukon.[4]
1936-05-23 Norman Ryan (41) Ontario (Sarnia) Ryan was killed by police bullets at a liquor store.[5]
1967-09-16 Monica Proietti (27) Quebec (Montreal) Proietti, a bank robber better known as "Machine Gun Molly", was shot by police following a high speed chase.[6]
1972 Unknown British Columbia (Vancouver) An officer's gun went off while he was struggling to arrest a suspect. The officer was charged with manslaughter, but the charge was dismissed against him in a preliminary inquiry.[7]
1975 Unknown British Columbia (Vancouver) An officer's gun went off during a struggle to arrest a suspect. The officer was charged with second-degree murder, but the officer was acquitted at trial.[7]
1975-01-24 Richard Blass Quebec (Montreal) Blass, a Montreal gangster, was shot by police when he approached them holding what appeared to be a gun. Some sources said that it was actually a black sock.[8]
1979-08-26 Johnson, Albert (35) Ontario (Toronto) Johnson, a Jamaican immigrant who suffered from mental illness, was shot dead by police in his home. Two officers were charged with manslaughter but eventually acquitted.[9][10]
1980-07-27 Hollett, Albert (36) Nova Scotia (Dartmouth) Hollett died after an altercation with two police officers on the bridge between Halifax and Dartmouth. Both officers were charged with second-degree murder: one was acquitted and the other was convicted of manslaughter.[11]
1987-11-11 Anthony Griffin Quebec (Montreal) Griffin was shot by Constable Allan Gosset while fleeing.[12] In February 1988 Gosset was found not guilty of manslaughter.[citation needed]
1988-03-09 J. J. Harper Manitoba (Winnipeg) During an altercation between police and Harper, Constable Robert Cross's weapon discharged resulting in Harper's death. It was initially ruled an accident; however, a strong public outcry lead to an inquiry (the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry). The inquiry eventually concluded that Cross had used excessive force in the fatal confrontation.[13]
1988-07 Unknown male British Columbia (Vancouver) Man armed with knife shot by police.[14]
1988-08-09 Donaldson, Lester (44) Ontario (Toronto) Donaldson suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and threatened officers with a knife.[15]
1988-12-08 Lawson, Michael Wade (17) Ontario (Mississauga) Lawson was shot by two police officers when he tried to drive a stolen car into officers. Two police officers were charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault, and were found not guilty in April 1992.[16]
1989 Unknown male British Columbia (Vancouver) An officer's firearm went off during the pursuit of a suspect. The officer was charged with "careless use of a firearm", but the officer was acquitted at trial.[7]
1990-04-09 Leslie, Presley (25) Quebec (Montreal) Leslie, a Jamaican immigrant, was shot by an officer after police came to the Thunderdome disco in downtown Montreal to respond to a brawl that took place there. Witnesses said Presley had a gun in his hand.[17]
1991 Gardner, Vincent Ontario (Nepean) Gardner was shot by Constable John Monette during a botched drug raid. Monette was charged with manslaughter but found not guilty of the charge. Nepean said he mistook Gardner's guitar for a gun.[18]
1991 Unknown male British Columbia (West Vancouver) Person armed with "perceived rifle" shot by police.[14]
1991-07-03 Francois, Marcellus (24) Quebec (Montreal) Francois was shot by a SWAT team sergeant while driving a Pontiac.[19]
1992-05-02 Lawrence, Raymond (22) Ontario Suspected of being a drug dealer, Jamaican immigrant Lawrence was shot by police while reportedly brandishing a knife after a chase.[20]
1992-03-23 Rioux, John (37) Ontario (Chatham) Rioux died after struggling with three officers who followed him home when he refused to stop after being caught speeding. Police said Rioux threatened officers with a sledgehammer when they tried to arrest him. Constable Ron Trick was charged with manslaughter and was found guilty. He was later acquitted on appeal.[18]
1992-08-09 Sabatino, Dominic (32) Ontario (Toronto) Sabatino, who suffered from schizophrenia, was shot after threatening an officer with a baseball bat.[15]
1992-11-07 Carruthers, Cameron A. (19) Ontario (Chatham) Cameron Carruthers was shot and killed as he lunged at two Chatham police officers called to a house break-in near Chatham's Public General Hospital in the middle of the night. He was stabbing himself with a kitchen knife when police arrived at the house. Carruthers had broken into the home shortly after he walked out of the PGH psychiatric ward. He was there voluntarily but didn't officially discharge himself, according to a statement released by Ontario's Special Investigations Unit. The SIU's investigation found that officers involved acted in a "professional and necessary manner".
1993-01-01 Kelly, Trevor Quebec (Montreal) Shot in the back near his apartment on Mountain Sights Avenue after police tried to arrest him for threatening them; police said he brandished a potato knife. After an SQ investigation, Station 31 officers Richard Massé and Sylvain Benoît were exonerated.[21]
1993-01-21 McDonald, Alexander (26) Saskatchewan (Regina) Shot by police after brandishing a knife.[22]
1993-04-20 Coley, Ian Clifford (21) Ontario Shot by two officers in a car that was under surveillance as part of an operation against illegal firearms.[23]
1993-12-14 Barnabé, Richard Quebec (Montreal) Beaten into a coma in his cell at Station 44 while supposedly resisting a search. Barnabé, a taxi driver, was distraught that evening and wanted to speak to someone. He arrived at a church on Rue Sauriol and when no one answered, he broke a window of the church, apparently in frustration at being denied visiting rights to see his son during the Christmas holidays. He led police on a car chase through the suburbs until he was arrested outside the home of his brother, himself a Montreal policeman. He had been arrested for breaking the church window. He died in hospital May 2, 1996, never having regained consciousness. The result: After an SQ investigation, criminal charges were brought against several officers; in 1995, one was acquitted and four others - Pierre Bergeron, André Lapointe and Michel Vadeboncoeur, all of Station 44, and Louis Samson, of Station 1, were sentenced to jail terms to be served on weekends or community service.[21]
1994-09-29 Moses, Albert (41) Ontario (Toronto) Moses, who had a history of mental illness, was shot after attacking an officer with a hammer.[15]
1995-03-06 Romanelli, Paolo Quebec (Montreal) Romanelli, an emotionally disturbed 23-year-old man, was shot twice, in the back and chest, after stabbing an officer who'd come to his door on Viau St., answering a 911 call. The shooting followed a standoff in which Romanelli barricaded himself in his home. After two SQ investigations and an inquest, Mario Boucher, Robert Gagnon, and three other Station 54 officers were exonerated.[21]
1995-03-31 Piche, Floyd (28) Saskatchewan (Prince Albert) Piche brandished a knife near an officer and was shot.[24]
1995-05-31 Suazo, Martin Omar Quebec (Montreal) Shot in the head while kneeling to be handcuffed on St. Laurent Boulevard. Suazo had been picked up on suspicion of shoplifting a pair of jeans. The officer said his gun went off by accident. A police ethics commission investigation finds Station 33 officer Michel Garneau guilty of improper use of a firearm and suspends him for 45 days. A coroner concluded the death was accidental. Suazo's mother obtained a $3,000 out-of-court settlement. Lt. Pablo Palacios (also involved in the Marcellus François affair in 1991) is accused of covering up evidence, but is exonerated in 2004.[21]
1995-06-26 Ferraro, Philippe Quebec (Rivière-des-Prairies) Shot in the stomach with three rubber bullets, after barricading himself in his Rivière-des-Prairies house during a family dispute. After an SQ probe, SWAT team officer Michael Wilson was exonerated.[21]
1995-09-07 Anthony Dudley George Ontario (Strathroy) Shot and killed by Acting Ontario Provincial Police Sergeant Kenneth Deane in Sept. 1995 while peacefully protesting against the slow progress in resolving a land claim concerning the 1942 take over of Stony Point First Nation reserve and another land claim involving the Ipperwash Provincial Park. Kenneth Deane was eventually convicted of "Criminal negligence causing death" but served no jail time. The Provincial Inquiry called after the Mike Harris Progressive Conservatives were beaten by the McGuinty Liberals ended over a decade later.

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1996 Faraz Suleman (16) Ontario (Toronto) Suleman was shot after a car chase as police tried to arrest him on robbery charges relating to a carjacking. Detective Robert Wiche was charged with manslaughter but the charge was later dismissed at a preliminary court hearing.[18]
1996-01-10 Barnett, Tommy Anthony (22) Ontario (Toronto) Barnett was shot while wielding a sword.[15]
1996-01-28 Cyr, Denise (20) Saskatchewan (Regina) Stole two handguns and fired at the owner. After police arrived on scene, she returned and fired another round. Police officers returned fire.[26]
1996-03-02 Benteau, Nicholas Newfoundland (Point May) Benteau was shot by an RCMP officer during a domestic disturbance.[27]
1996-03-14 Bramwell, Andrew Ontario (Toronto) shot to death by constable Andy Kis in the Jane and Finch area. The officer fired three bullets into Andrew’s lower back and one in the back of one of his thighs. An unfired Glock pistol was recovered from the scene. Officer cleared of criminal wrongdoing by the SIU.[citation needed]
1996-06-11 Williams, Wayne (24) Ontario (Toronto) Williams suffered from schizophrenia. He approached officers holding a knife.[15]
1997 Dawson, Hugh Ontario (Toronto) Was shot nine times after he reversed his car into a family of five in order to escape police.[18]
1997-02-20 Edmond Yu Ontario (Toronto) Yu was shot by a police officer after wielding a small hammer on a bus.[citation needed]
1998 Romagnuolo, Tony Ontario (Toronto) A fight broke out between the Romangulo family and the police after they were attempting to arrest one of Tony's sons for criminal threats. Officer Martin claimed that the father and one of the suspect's brothers, Rocco, were attempting to gain control of his gun. He then fired his sidearm at both of them.[18]
1998-09-07 Harley Timmers (23) Yukon (Whitehorse) Harley Timmers, a carjacking suspect, put an officer in a chokehold, and the officer shot the suspect. Timmers would die two days later in a Vancouver hospital.[28]
1998-09-10 Engdahl, Josh (16) Saskatchewan (Regina) Engdahl had a knife and in his hands and was shot by Regina police.[22]
1999-12-31 Musaka, Henry (26) Ontario (Toronto) Musaka, carrying a sick infant and armed with a pellet gun, was shot after he took a doctor hostage in a Toronto emergency room.[29]
1999-12-31 Varpey, Darren Alberta (Pincher Creek) [30]
2000-08-09 Vass, Otto (55) Ontario (Toronto) Otto Vass died after an altercation with police outside a downtown Toronto convenience store. The medical cause of death was cardiac arrest due to acute mania and excited delirium. Four Toronto police constables, Robert Lemaitre, Phillip Duncan, Nam Le and Filippo Bevilacqua, were charged with manslaughter, and were all found not guilty of the charge.[15][18]
2000-08-26 Reid, Norman (44) Newfoundland (Little Catalina) Reid was shot in his yard when he threatened an officer with an axe.[31]
2000-10-16 Power, Daryl (23) Newfoundland (Corner Brook) Power was shot while armed and acting aggressively, outside his mother's home.[31]
2000-10-22 Berg, Jeff British Columbia (Vancouver) Officer used force against Berg while arresting him following a home invasion; Berg died in hospital two days later due to his injuries. The officer was acquitted of abuse of authority in the incident.[32]
2001-05-20 McMillan, Keldon Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) RCMP officers responded to a domestic dispute at McMillan's house. He got into his truck and initiated a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit ended in Wakaw, where shots were exchanged between officers and McMillan. One K9 dog was killed in the incident.[33]
2001-07-10 Crowe, Vernon Saskatchewan (Regina) Vernon Crowe was eating at a soup kitchen when he had an epileptic seizure. Ambulance attendants asked members of the Regina Police Service to help restrain Crowe when he began another seizure, police believed he was intentionally fighting and pepper sprayed him, forced him face down and cuffed his hands behind his back, complicating the seizure and leading to his death by asphixiation. [34]
2004-01-10 Bellon, Antonio (63) Ontario (Toronto) Bellon shot and wounded an officer with a shotgun.[15]
2004-05-24 Reodica, Jeffrey Ontario (Toronto) Reodica was shot three times by a plain-clothes Toronto Police officer.[35]
2004 Ontario (Toronto) Person shot by police. SIU investigations deemed action justified.[citation needed]
2004 Ontario (Toronto) Person shot by police. SIU investigations deemed action justified.[citation needed]
2004 Ontario (Toronto) Person shot by police. SIU investigations deemed action justified.[citation needed]
2004-06-13 Christropher-Reid, O'brien Ontario (Toronto) Reid shot by police. SIU investigations deemed action justified.[15][36]
2004-08-25 Brookes, Sugstan Anthony (45) Ontario (Toronto) After firing at his wife and missing, Brookes grabbed 20-year-old Regis and held her hostage at Union Station. After negotiations stalled, he was shot by a police sniper.[37][38]
2004-12-31 (17) Ontario (Toronto) 17-year-old shot by police. SIU investigations deemed action justified.[39]
2004 St. Arnaud, Kevin British Columbia (Vanderhoof) Shot three times during a pursuit. An officer claimed that he fell down and shot at St.Arnaud three times as he was advancing on him. However, other witnesses, including the officer's partner, stated that he stood up and fired. St.Arnaud was not armed at the time of the incident. Officer was not charged as he was cleared in an investigation by internal affairs.[28]
2005-01-31 Dumas, Matthew (18) Manitoba (Winnipeg) Matthew Dumas was shot by a policeman while carrying a screwdriver, in which the police interpreted as being a lethal weapon.[40]
2005-05-27 Lauzon, Ucal Ontario (Toronto) Murder suspect Ucal Lauzon was shot by police after brandishing a knife towards them.[41]
2005-10-29 Ian Bush British Columbia (Houston) Ian Bush was shot by a police officer after punching and attempting to choke him.[citation needed]
2005-12-01 Bennis, Mohamed Anas Montreal (Quebec) Shot twice by an spvm officer after Bennis allegedly attacked them with a knife for no apparent reason.[42]
2006-08-11 Gregory, Robert (70) Nova Scotia (Forest Glen) Gregory, who was armed, was shot by an RCMP officer. The shooting was found justified by authorities.[43]
2007-06-20 Christian, Duane Ontario (Toronto)
2007-08-13 Boyd, Paul (39) British Columbia (Vancouver) Boyd, an animator who worked for Cartoon Network, allegedly swung a bicycle chain after he hit an officer. He was shot a total of nine times [44]
2007-10-14 Dziekański, Robert British Columbia (Richmond) Robert Dziekański, killed by the RCMP at the Vancouver International Airport in October 2007.
2007-11-20 Graham, Trevor Colin (26) Ontario (Kitchener) 26-year-old Trevor Colin Graham was shot and killed in a Shoppers Drug Mart after robbing it for prescription drugs. He was armed with a double-edged utility tool.[45]
2008-02-16 Debassige, Byron (28) Ontario (Toronto) Debassige, who suffered from schizophrenia, advanced on officers holding a knife.[15]
2008-03-18 Montgrand, Jacqueline (44) Saskatchewan (Prince Albert) Montgrand, a First Nations woman, was shot after approaching officers with a knife.[46]
2008-06-28 Leclair, David (35) Quebec (Gatineau) Death of David Leclair was shot 3 times and including once directly in the back by Gatineau Police Officer Pierre Francois Blais.[47]
2008-08-09 Fredy Alberto Villanueva Quebec (Montreal) During an intervention to identify his brother Danny, Fredy Villanueva along with a group of friends attacked two police officers before the officer fired a few rounds, one of which killed Fredy.
2009-03-06 Jeffrey, Paul (27) Ontario (Ottawa) 27-year-old Paul Jeffrey was shot by Ottawa police shortly after robbing a nearby TD Bank. Officers chased after Jeffrey on foot, who then threatened to shoot the officers and pointed what later turned out to be a fake firearm at the officers. The officers fired at Jeffrey in defense, who then died shortly after from the gunshot wounds.[48]
2009-10-23 Hughes, Jeffrey British Columbia (Nanaimo) Hughes was shot three times by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers at his apartment complex, after police were called for a noise complaint over loud music. Hughes threatened to kill police and came out with a gun. The gun was later determined to be a flare gun.[49]
2010-01-18 Auger, Berndatte Alberta (Edmonton) Auger was shot by two officers while brandishing a replica handgun in front of them.[50]
2010-02-23 Lyon, Kenneth Ontario (Hamilton) Kenneth Lyon by Hamilton Police Service, 2010[51]
2010-03-06 Daniels, Eric Manitoba (Winnipeg) Eric Daniels by Winnipeg Police Service, 2010[52]
2010-05-09 Muir, Lance Trevor Manitoba (Winnipeg) Lance Trevor Muir by Winnipeg Police Service, 2010[52]
2010-08-25 Jones, Evan Ontario (Brantford) Suicidal man wielding knives is shot by police outside his home.[53]
2010-08-29 Jardine-Douglas, Reyal (25) Ontario (Toronto) Jardine-Douglas, who suffered from mental illness, approached an officer holding a knife[15]
2010-09-29 Osawe, Eric Ontario (Toronto) Eric Osawe was shot once by Toronto Police Service Officer David Cavanagh during an early-morning police raid at his apartment in Etobicoke. The raid was conducted by the Emergency Task Force and Guns and Gangs Squad. Two months later, Cavanagh was charged with manslaughter in Osawe's death. In February 2012, the charge was upgraded to second-degree murder. In April 2014, Cavanagh was cleared of murder and manslaughter charges, and the shooting was considered accidental by the province's highest court.
2011-02-02 Chinnery, Andreas Ontario (Hamilton) Andreas Chinnery by Hamilton Police Service, 2011[54]
2011-02-05 Alberta (Edmonton) [55]
2011-02-14 Kiteley, James Ontario (Hamilton) James Kiteley by Hamilton Police Service, 2011[56]
2011-06-07 Hamel, Mario, 40; Limoges, Patrick, 36 Quebec (Montreal) [57]
2011-09 Zinser, Justin British Columbia (Nimpo Lake) [58]
2011-09-12 Alberta (Edmonton) [59]
2012-01-06 Farshad Mohammadi 34 Montreal (Quebec) Mohammadi is fatally shot after allegedly approaching officers with a knife.[60]
2012-02-03 Eligon, Michael Ontario (Toronto) Eligon was shot after fleeing from Toronto East General Hospital while armed with two pairs of scissors.[61]
2012-02-13 Chanthachak, Phonesay Ontario (Hamilton) Phonesay Chanthachak was shot by Hamilton Police Service. According to officers, Chanthachak allegedly tried to hit officers with his van.[62][63]
2012-02-20 Berry, Frank (48) Ontario (Toronto) [64]
2012-05-02 Roke, Matthew Ontario (Ottawa) [65]
2012-09 Matters, Greg British Columbia (Prince George) [66]
2012-11-08 Bayrami, Mehrdad (47) British Columbia (New Westminster) Mehrdad Bayrami was shot and killed by Delta Police officer Jordan MacWilliams at the parking lot of Starlight Casino, after a 5-hour standoff. Bayrami allegedly fired several gunshots prior to police arriving and then held a woman at gunpoint, and then released her. He had a handgun and was pointing it towards his head while he was at bay with the now-disbanded Municipal Emergency Response Team, which composed of Port Moody, Abbotsford, New Westminster, and Delta police officers. At the end of the stand-off, multiple officers fired less-lethal weapons at Bayrami, and MacWilliams shot Bayrami with a rifle. Bayrami died 10 days later while in a hospital. In October 2014, Crown prosecutors charged MacWilliams with second-degree murder. MacWilliams was booked in jail and released on bail, and his court hearing was in December 2014.[67][68]
2013-06-07 Mesic, Steve Ontario (Hamilton) Steve Mesic was shot and killed by Hamilton Police Service, after police claim he charged at them with a shovel.[69]
2013-06-21 Unknown (41) Ontario (Saugeen Shores) Died of "Sudden death associated with Excited Delirium and Prone Restraint" after being restrained and handcuffed by police.[70]
2013-07-13 Levesque, Daniel New Brunswick (Moncton) Levesque was shot four times while he was armed with a knife near the Moncton Coliseum.[71]
2013-07-27 Yatim, Sammy (18) Ontario (Toronto) Sammy Yatim was shot and killed by the Toronto Police Service on July 27, 2013. Yatim was in an empty streetcar and was brandishing a three-inch knife. Police officers told him to drop his weapon. Officer James Forcillo shot Yatim eight times, with six of the shots hitting Yatim as he allegedly fell to the floor. James Forcillo, was charged with second-degree murder one month after Yatim's death, and was released on $500,000 bail.[72]
2013-09-11 (42) Saskatchewan (Holdfast) Man fatally shot by Craik Royal Mounted Canadian Police officer.[73]
2013-10-24 Alberta (Edmonton) Man dies after being tasered by police.[74]
2013-11-15 Unknown (31) Ontario (Toronto) Man shot by police after shooting a pellet gun at them.[75]
2013-11-17 Ontario (Halton) Man shot by police after pointing a pellet gun at them.[76]
2013-12-03 MacIsaac, Michael (47) Ontario (Ajax) MacIsaac had a metal table leg and did not drop it after a police officer demanded him to. As MacIsaac approached the officer, he was shot twice. He died later at a hospital.[77]
2014-01-17 Plante, Gaetan British Columbia (Surrey) Shot by police at his residence.[78] An inquest into his death was eventually called.[79]
2014-01-22 Lacour, David (17) Quebec (Montreal) David Lacour, 17-year-old male shot by Sûreté du Québec on January 22, 2014. The officer responsible was eventually charged with manslaughter and discharging a weapon inappropriately.[80]
2014-02-04 Magloire, Alain Quebec (Montreal) Magloire was shot by police while he was wielding a hammer at them.[81][82]
2014-02-13 Thorne-Belance, Nicholas Quebec (Longueuil) While driving to a sting operation in an unmarked car with no emergency lights, Patrick Ouellet, a Sûreté du Québec police officer crashed in a car where Thorne-Belance was a passenger in the backseat.[83]
2014-02-28 Roy, Jason Gary (34) Alberta (Calgary) After responding to a call of shots fired, police officers followed a suspicious vehicle, when then became involved in a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle began driving very erratically, including driving on sidewalks and the wrong way down a major road. After Roy, who was driving the vehicle, tried to ram his way out of being boxed in, more than 15 shots were fired. Roy was pronounced dead at the scene, Ashley Jennifer Silver, 26, who was a passenger in the vehicle, was sent to hospital in critical condition. Both Roy and Silver were reported as being "very well known to police."[84]
2014-02-28 McCaffrey, William David (27) New Brunswick (Quispamsis) RCMP responded to a domestic dispute at a house owned by at least one of McCaffrey's parents. An officer shot McCaffrey who was said to be holding knives. Mayor Bishop relayed the incident by saying "he took one slash at the officers and missed and came back".[85]
2014-03-22 Arkell, Christopher (50) Alberta (Medicine Hat) Man shot in armed standoff with police.[86]
2014-03-28 Bassi, Charnjit Ontario (Brampton) Bassi was fatally shot by police after he opened fire with a handgun at the Brampton Courthouse, wounding police officer Michael Klarenbeek.[87]
2014-04-14 Ross, John Caleb (21) Ontario (Aurora) 21-year-old shot to death by York Regional Police in Aurora, Ontario in April 2014.[88]
2014-05-9 Quadros, John Carlos (55) Alberta (St. Paul) Officers responded to gunshots being fired outside the RCMP detachment in St. Paul, Alberta. Quadros fled the scene in a pickup truck, which he then crashed into a police cruiser, injuring and trapping an officer inside. He then engaged in gunfire with responding officers, injuring two more. Quadros was killed in the exchange of gunfire. Quadros is also believed to be responsible for the death of Rev. Gilbert Dasna, who was found suffering gunshot wounds which were inflicted before the police shootout, and later died from his injuries.[89]
2014-05-11 Alberta (Edmonton) Man killed by police in Edmonton, Alberta in May 2014 during an exchange of gunfire.[90]
2014-09-03 Guy Blouin (48) Quebec (Quebec City) Blouin was rolled over by patrol vehicle.[91]
2014-9-24 Carby, Jermaine (33) Ontario (Brampton) Carby was shot and killed during a police traffic stop at Queen Street and Kennedy Road. He allegedly had a knife or cutting instrument in his hand and was demanded by officers to drop it.[92]
2014-10-13 de Groot, Peter British Columbia (Slocan) De Groot was shot inside a cabin by Royal Mounted Canadian Police.[93]
2014-10-17 Unknown (41) Ontario (Oakville Police shoot an unarmed suicidal man in a hotel.[94]
2014-10-20 Martin "Ahmad" Couture Rouleau (25) Quebec (St-Jean-sur-Richelieu) A man attacked two Canadian military personnel with his vehicle, killing one, and fled when the police arrived. He later crashed his car after a short pursuit, exited the vehicle, and ran toward the police officers with a knife before he was shot. During the police pursuit, Rouleau is said to have called 911 and to explain that he was doing this "in the name of Allah". See 2014 shootings at Parliament Hill, Ottawa.[95][96]
2014-10-22 Michael Zehaf-Bibeau Ontario (Ottawa) Shot by parliamentary police inside the Canadian Parliament.[97]
2014-10-31 Unknown Alberta (Calgary) Man with BB gun shot by police.[98]
2014-11-01 Mutch, Rhett (20) British Columbia (Victoria) Rhett Mutch was shot in an encounter with Victoria police officers, after they arrived at his James Bay home in response to a 911 call.[99]
2014-11-22 Du, Phuong Na (Tony) British Columbia (Vancouver) Officers were called to an intersection in East Vancouver, where they saw Phuong Na (Tony) Du acting distraught and waving a 2x4 piece of lumber. Police fired a bean bag gun at Du, and then fired shots at Du, killing him.[100][101][102]
2014-12-27 Woods, Naverone (23) British Columbia (Surrey) Police were called to a Safeway store in response to reports of a man with a knife outside the store. The man was reportedly stabbing himself and advanced towards officers. A transit police officer fatally shot the man.[103]
2014-12-31 Clause, Daniel (33) Ontario (Toronto) Clause, a robbery suspect, was shot during an altercation with police. Clause allegedly used a handgun in the robbery of a fare collector at Warden subway station in Scarborough.[104]
2015-01-2 Unknown (19) Alberta (Grand Prairie) Police shoot a man while responding to an armed robbery of a convenience store.[105]
2015-01-12 Michel Vienneau (51) New Brunswick (Bathurst) Vienneau was shot while in his car outside a train station. The City of Bathurst stated that Vienneau accelerated his vehicle at two RCMP officers, pinning one down. One officer fired shots at the car, fatally striking Vienneau. The officers initially believed that Vienneau was involved with drug related activity, although an RCMP investigation determined that he was not. In November 2015, the two RCMP officers were charged with manslaughter, assault, and firearms charges.[106][107] All charges were dropped in February 2017.[108]
2015-01-29 Waylon Jesse Edey (39) British Columbia (Castlegar) Shot during attempted traffic stop.[109]
2015-02-14 David Doucette (49) Ontario (Mississauga) Shot by police in a boarding house after he stabbed another man.[110]
2015-03-16 Anthony Heffernan (27) Alberta (Calgary) Shot by police in a Super 8 motel.[111]
2015-03-20 Unknown (30) Ontario (Mississauga) Shot multiple times by police after they were called to a private residence. Two police and one civilian received non-life-threatening injuries in the incident.[112]
2015-03-29 British Columbia (Burnaby) Suspect in fatal stabbing shot by police.[113]
2015-04-02 Beau Baker (20) Ontario (Kitchener) Shot by police outside his apartment building while in possession of a knife. Police were cleared in the shooting by the SIU as it was determined Baker refused commands to drop the knife and moved towards police.[114]
2015-04-04 Unknown (66) Nova Scotia (North Sydney) Struck and killed by a police vehicle.[115]
2015-04-04 Unknown (23) Ontario (Peterborough) Man shot outside a Tim Hortons after an "interaction" with police.[116]
2015-4-5 Don Dunphy (58) Newfoundland (Mitchells Brook) Shot in his home by a Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officer. Investigation still pending agreed facts an officer traveled to Mr. Dunphys home concerning apparent threats. Mr Dunphy appeared with a 22 caliber rifle and pointed it at the officer at which time he was shot three times.[117]
2015-04-09 Unknown British Columbia (Vancouver) Man shot by police after committing multiple stabbings.[118]
2015-05-17 Duncan, Brandon (35) Ontario (Guelph) Duncan was shot by two police officers in Guelph General Hospital's waiting room. It is unclear what prompted the officers to shoot Duncan.[119]
2015-05-18 Unknown (31) Alberta (Edmonton) A man armed with a shotgun was killed by a police officer after he fired the shotgun at the officer, hitting him in the leg, at a traffic stop. The suspect was stopped for allegedly driving while drunk.[120]
2015-05-22 Unknown (47) Alberta (Morinville) A man armed with two rifles was trespassing on a person's property, resulting in officers responding. An altercation occurred between the gunman and police, and the gunman was shot.[121]
2015-05-31 Gallant, Rene (45) Quebec (Montreal) A man was fatally wounded by police after they came to an apartment in Montreal's gay village neighborhood to respond to a call of a domestic disturbance between a man and a woman. Reports suggest Gallant was attempting to strangle his girlfriend when police arrived. He then came at an officer with a knife, at which time he was shot. He was taken to hospital but died of his wounds.[122][123]
2015-07-05 Loku, Andrew (45) Ontario (Toronto) Loku made noise in his Gilbert Avenue apartment complex for ten minutes and was wielding a hammer. Loku stepped outside and encountered police for a few seconds before being shot. According to officers, they demanded Loku to drop the hammer and then shot him as he walked towards them with it. The apartment complex Loku lived at was subsidized by the Canadian Mental Health Association.[124][125]
2015-07-08 Butters, James Reginald (24) British Columbia (Port Hardy) Shortly after 11:00 a.m., officers were responding to a complaint of a male causing a disturbance. Witnesses heard officers repeatedly shouting "Drop the knife" before several shots were fired. A knife was recovered on the scene. Family members report that Butters suffered from mental health issues.[126]
2015-07-14 McIntyre, James Daniel (48) British Columbia (Dawson Creek) Outside the Stonebridge Hotel where a public hearing about a dam project was being held, McIntyre was brandishing a knife and approaching at least two RCMP officers with it. After allegedly refusing to follow demands to drop it, officers shot him. McIntyre was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.[127][128]
2015-07-18 Hudson Brooks (20) British Columbia (Surrey) Police say the call had come in about a suicidal man, screaming and in distress. An officer sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound from the incident and was released from hospital the next day. Police only found one weapon from the scene, a police-issued firearm.

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2015-09-18 Hanna, Kenneth Robert (48) British Columbia (Burnaby) Police responded to a call of shots fired. Hanna sustained multiple gunshot injuries, and died at the scene.[130][131]
2015-11-216 Brandon Maurice (17) Quebec (Messines) A 17-year-old teenager was shot by police after a pursuit. Maurice eventually stopped his car, and a Sûreté du Québec officer got out of his cruiser to approach the driver. At that point Maurice accelerated, dragging the officer alongside the car, Montreal police said. The Sûreté du Québec officer then fired his weapon in Maurice's direction. He was taken to the hospital but died of his injuries.
2015-12-25 Unknown (37) Alberta (Sylvan Lake) A suspect in a slashing and wounding of a person was involved in a police chase, and was shot by Red Deer RCMP, after allegedly accelerating towards them.[132]
2015-12-27 Unknown (17) Quebec (Montreal) A 17-year-old teenager was shot by police responding to a family dispute, after allegedly refusing to put down a weapon. Both the teen and the 50 year old stabbing victim were taken to hospital, where the teen dies, while older person remained in a critical condition.[133]
2016-04-04 André Benjamin (60's) Quebec (Montreal) A man in his sixties is shot in his apartment by spvm officers for allegedly coming at them with a knife. [134][135]
2016-04-25 Jean-Pierre Bony (46) Quebec (Montreal) A 46-year-old man who was fleeing Montreal police by jumping through a second story window was shot in the head with a plastic bullet. This caused him to fall two and a half metres below onto a concrete slab, furthering his injuries. The man and died of his injuries four days after at the hospital.[136][137]
2016-06-13 Ford, Craig (49) British Columbia (Nanaimo) A man carrying a knife was shot on a street by Nanaimo RCMP.[138][139]
2016-07-25 Abdi, Abdirahman (37) Ontario (Ottawa) Man died in hospital after being beaten by police during arrest.[140]
2016-09-30 Anthony "Tony" Divers (36) Ontario (Hamilton) Hamilton police were responding to an assault of a woman near the Dirty Dog Saloon. Police claimed that there were reports of the suspect being armed, but the origins of those reports are unconfirmed. A police officer confronted Divers and ordered him to stop. When he kept walking, the officer followed and repeated the same orders. Suddenly, Divers turned around and was shot. It is unknown if Divers had a gun on him at the time of the incident.[141]
2016-10-06 Lafrance-Godmer, Danny (29) Quebec (Montebello) Police responded to a call for a "man in distress" and at a home on Saint François Xavier Street. Officers encountered Lafrance-Godmer in the attic, who ran at the officers with a knife. Lafrance-Godmer was then shot and later succumbed to his injuries and died.[142]
2016-10-06 Megeney, Joshua (28) Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) Megeney had broken into a home after the homeowner left for an appointment. When the homeowner returned, he discovered a broken window and called Police. The homeowner advised that there was a gun safe in the bedroom containing long rifles. When Police arrived, they discovered Megeney in the bedroom with a gun, and Megeney pointed the gun at Police. Police fired shots and then retreated. Later when Police re-entered they discovered Megeney deceased.[143][144]
2016-12-25 Unidentified man (37) Alberta (Red Deer) The man was fatally shot by police after he stole a front-end loader and went on a rampage on Christmas.

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2016-10-02 Chad Murphy (58) Quebec (Montreal) A man in mental distress is shot in his apartment after allegedly charging officers with a knife.

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2017-06-27 Pierre Coriolan (58) Quebec (Montreal) SPVM responded to a distress call. Coriolan, who had a history of mental illness, was allegedly wielding two screwdrivers. Coriolan was not cooperating with the officers when they ordered him to drop the screwdrivers. A taser and 40mm plastic bullets were used, but failed to stop Coriolan. He charged at the officers, causing them to use deadly force to stop him. He was declared dead at the hospital following the incident.

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2017-06-27 Ozama Shaw (15) Ontario (Mississauga) Peel police responded to a 15 year old trying to steal a car with a BB gun. Shaw died 30 days later at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto from wounds he received during the confrontation.[148][149]
2017-10-19 Name Not Yet Released Alberta (Bashaw) At 9:15 a.m. RCMP members located a parked stolen vehicle in the rural area. As members approached the lone male occupant to investigate further, a confrontation occurred leading the RCMP to discharge their firearms.

The male involved in this incident was air lifted to hospital in critical condition and has since been declared deceased.[150]

2017-10-19 Cavin Poucette (26) Alberta (Gleichen) Gleichen RCMP conducted a traffic stop, and notice the driver of the vehicle holding what appeared to be a shotgun. After a confrontation an officer fired, killing Cavin Poucette.[151]
2017-10-24 Brydon Whitstone (22) Saskatchewan (North Battleford) North Battleford RCMP responded to a call about a man being chased and shot at, pursuing a white 4-door vehicle resembling the vehicle described, the vehicle rammed a cruiser, the RCMP claim the driver, 22 year old Brydon Whitestone from Onion Lake Cree Nation, reached for something and officers opened fire. The incident is still under investigation, RCMP have turned over the investigation to the Regina Police Service. The review is to be overseen by the provincial Justice Ministry. [152][153]
2018-04-03 Quinn MacDougall (19) Ontario (Hamilton) Hamilton Police shoot and kill armed teen with a knife who had called the police; young man said to have been in "severe mental crisis".[154][155]

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