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No Charges in Death of Male



The province's independent Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) today released its report regarding an investigation into the death of a male that occurred at a residence in Yarmouth, NS.

In June 2021, members of the Yarmouth/Clare RCMP Street Crime Enforcement Unit began an investigation into the Affected Party’s (AP) drug related activity. Based on the information gathered, a search warrant was obtained, and officers made a no-knock hard entry of the AP's residence just after 7 a.m. on August 13, 2021.

Once inside, officers announced their presence and began to search the residence for the male. A gunshot was heard. An officer moved toward the sound and found the male in a small bathroom on the main level of the home suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The officer administered first aid until paramedics arrived who pronounced the male deceased.

In order to be designated as a Subject Officer in a SiRT investigation, a police officer must have had some contact or interaction with the AP. No Subject Officers were identified in this investigation as none of the officers present had contact or interaction with the AP before the fatal shot was fired.

A complete copy of the report is available at

SiRT is responsible for investigating all serious incidents involving police in Nova Scotia. Investigations are under the direction and control of the independent civilian director Felix Cacchione, who is solely responsible for decisions respecting the laying of any charge.


Media Contact:

Felix Cacchione