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Investigation Begins into HRP Involved Shooting


The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) is investigating the shooting of a suspect by a Halifax Regional Police (HRP) officer.

On August 24, 2023, officers were investigating a matter on Plateau Crescent in Halifax.  While investigating, officers observed a man who produced a weapon and pointed it at the officers. One of the patrol officers shot the man.

The man was taken by EHS to the QEII hospital and is undergoing treatment for his injuries.

As a result of the injuries, in accordance with the Police Act, HRP contacted SiRT shortly after the incident.  SiRT responded to the scene and have assumed responsibility for the investigation into the shooting.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call SiRT at 1-855-450-2010.

The Serious Incident Response Team is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing. Investigations are under the direction and control of independent civilian director.

The team can independently launch or begin an investigation after a referral from a chief of police, the head of the RCMP in Nova Scotia or the Minister of Justice. It can also investigate after a complaint from the public.

The Police Act requires the director to file a public report summarizing the result of the investigation within three months after it is finished.


Media Contact:

Alonzo Wright, KC