Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Shot in Head after Altercation with Constable at Maniwaki Courthouse

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Man Shot in Head after Altercation with Constable at Maniwaki Courthouse

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Man shot in head at Maniwaki courthouse

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MANIWAKI, Que. - An 18-year-old man was shot in the head on Wednesday at a Quebec courthouse, after he was involved in a fight with a constable that was purportedly caught on video.

Quebec's independent investigations bureau is examining the incident, which took place at the courthouse in Maniwaki, Que., about 135 kilometres north of Ottawa.

The bureau released a statement saying the man managed to seize the constable's baton and used it to strike the officer over the head.

The constable then took out their gun and fired it, hitting the 18-year-old at least once in the head.

Both the officer and the civilian were transported to hospital, and the investigations bureau said it didn't know the condition of either person. …

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