Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Cleared in Suicide of Man Suspected of Killing Wife

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Police Cleared in Suicide of Man Suspected of Killing Wife

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Winnipeg police cleared in suspect's suicide

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WINNIPEG - Police in Winnipeg have been cleared in the suicide of a man who was suspected of killing his wife.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba says officers acted appropriately when they tried to pull over Kevin Runke south of the city last November.

Runke was wanted for questioning after his wife, Camille, was killed three days earlier near her workplace.

Runke's car veered off into a wooded area while police were following him.

After calling for backup, officers found Runke dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in his car.

The police watchdog concluded Runke shot himself while driving and police were not to blame.

"None of the involved police officers had any verbal or physical contact with the suspect at any time, no police vehicle made contact with the suspect's car, and no police firearms were discharged," the unit's civilian director Zane Tessler said in a release. …

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