Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Fatally Shoot 19-Year Old in Northern Quebec after Stabbings Leave 3 Dead

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Police Fatally Shoot 19-Year Old in Northern Quebec after Stabbings Leave 3 Dead

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Police shoot 19-year-old after series of stabbings

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MONTREAL - A 19-year-old man was shot and killed by police in northern Quebec early Saturday morning after a series of stabbings that left three people dead and two injured, Quebec's police watchdog said.

The independent investigations unit said its information suggests the suspect broke into three homes in the remote village of Akulivik during the night and stabbed five people, including a child around 10 years old who is among the fatalities.

The two surviving victims were in critical condition as of Saturday afternoon.

In a statement, the investigations unit said police intercepted the man as he was preparing to enter a fourth residence while armed with a knife.

They said it appears police fired once to stop the suspect from entering, then fired a second fatal shot when he began to move toward the officers.

"The police officers fired to prevent (the entry). The individual reportedly fell to the ground and rose to advance towards the police who fired again, hitting him mortally," the unit said in a statement. …

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