Deadly Winnipeg police shooting was justified, inquest concludes

A Winnipeg police officer's actions were justified when he shot and killed a 42-year-old man in 2010 while investigating a break-in, a Manitoba judge says.

Lance Muir was killed on Langside Street in West Broadway on May 9, 2010. He was shot by a police officer while behind the wheel of a stolen car he was driving toward the officer, an inquest report says.

Winnipeg police investigated the death as a homicide and determined no criminal charges should be laid. The investigation was independently reviewed and upheld by Manitoba RCMP.

Under Manitoba law, an inquest must be called into all deaths that result from police shootings. The inquest into Muir's death included testimony from the officer who shot him and his partner, as well as multiple police experts and submissions from Muir's mother.


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