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SiRT Concludes Investigation into Police Shooting


The Interim Director of the Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT) found no reasonable grounds to believe that a member of the Codiac Regional RCMP committed a criminal offence in connection with the shooting of a man in May 2023.

The RCMP responded to a 911 call on May 15, 2023, regarding a man with a weapon at a residence in Moncton. When police attempted to arrest the man, he threatened them with a stick in a confined space, despite being told to drop his weapon.

The officers acted to defend themselves and other officers from a reasonably perceived threat. One officer discharged his conducted energy weapon (taser) and another officer fired one shot from his firearm, which struck the man in the chest. The man was treated in hospital and has since recovered.

The full report is available at http: Publications - Public Safety (

The SiRT is responsible for investigating all matters that involve death, serious injury, sexual assault and intimate partner violence or other matters of public interest that may have arisen from the actions of any police officer in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick. Investigations are under the direction and control of an independent civilian director, who has the sole authority to determine if charges should be laid at the conclusion of an investigation.


Media Contact:

Erin Nauss
Interim Director