Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BC Coroners service confirms identity of man shot by RCMP

Sept. 12, 2012
Ministry of Justice
BC Coroners Service

BC Coroners service confirms identity of man shot by RCMP

VICTORIA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a male who died after being shot by police near Prince George on Sept. 10, 2012.

The man is Gregory John Matters, aged 40, from Prince George.

Mr. Matters had been involved in a stand-off after he became the subject of an investigation. The RCMP called in the Emergency Response Team and established a perimeter. On the evening of Sept. 10, there was an interaction between Matters and the police, and Matters was shot.

The Independent Investigations Office and BC Coroners Service are continuing to investigate this death.

The family of Mr. Matters has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

As the primary investigators at this point are the Independent Investigations Office, the Coroners Service will not be releasing any further information at this time.

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