Inquest called into death of 18-year-old man shot after escaping police custody

Inquest called into death of 18-year-old man shot after escaping police custody

CTV Winnipeg
Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:30AM CST
Last Updated Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:31AM CST

Manitoba’s chief medical examiner has called an inquest into the death of an 18-year-old who was shot after he escaped police custody.

On Nov. 18, 2017, William Saunders was being escorted to the Winnipeg Remand Centre when he escaped custody.

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While police were chasing Saunders they shot him and he sustained gunshot wounds. A release from the medical examiner’s office said efforts to resuscitate him it didn’t work.

An autopsy determined the immediate cause of death was gunshot wounds.

The inquest was called in accordance with The Fatality Inquiries Act.

The chief judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba will determine the date time and location of the inquest, which will then be released at a later time.

Published at Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:30:00 -0400