Inquest called into death of man shot and killed by Winnipeg police

An inquest has been called into the death of a man who was shot and killed by Winnipeg police earlier this year.

Chad Williams allegedly pulled out a weapon while being pursued by officers on Jan. 11, 2019, just before 8 p.m., before being shot on Sherbrook Street.

The inquest will look into the circumstances surrounding the 26-year-old’s death and will try to determine if anything can be done in the future to prevent similar fatalities.

READ MORE: Vigil held for 26-year-old shot by Winnipeg police

The Independent Investigation Unit, meanwhile, has ruled out any wrongdoing by officers.

“The police murdered my grandson,” Rose Levasseur, the grandmother of Williams, said at a vigil days after his death.

“I never thought that would happen to my Chad. Now I’ll never be able to see him again.”

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The time, date and location of the inquest will be determined at a later date.

Man dead after Winnipeg police shooting on Sherbrook Street

Man dead after Winnipeg police shooting on Sherbrook Street

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