Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Woman Dead, Quebec Police Officer Shot during Domestic Dispute Call near Montreal

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Woman Dead, Quebec Police Officer Shot during Domestic Dispute Call near Montreal

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Quebec cop shot on domestic dispute call

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SALABERRY-DE-VALLEYFIELD, Que. - A Quebec provincial police officer remained in hospital late Wednesday after being shot while responding to a conjugal violence call in which a 65-year-old woman was killed.

As police arrived at a home in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield for an apparent domestic dispute at about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, a male suspect allegedly opened fire, hitting the officer at least once, Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau said Wednesday.

The 27-year-old officer remained in serious condition as of 5 p.m.

"He's in a stable but serious condition, so we don't fear for his life at this time," Thibaudeau said.

The gunfire forced police to fall back from the home, located in a quiet residential neighbourhood about 65 kilometres southwest of Montreal.

A standoff with the suspect ensued, and when a police tactical unit entered the home at about 2 a. …

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