WINNIPEG – An RCMP officer has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting in Thompson.
The Independent Investigation Unit was asked to look into the incident after a man was killed November 21, 2015 following a pursuit and traffic stop.
The IIU said he died after an RCMP officer discharged his firearm. A woman who was also in the car suffered serious injuries.
After a 16 month investigation the police watchdog ruled there were reasonable grounds to believe criminal offences occurred.
On Wednesday Constable Abram Letkeman was charged with:
- criminal negligence causing death;
- reckless discharge of a firearm;
- criminal negligence causing bodily harm;
- dangerous driving causing bodily harm;
- dangerous driving
Const. Letkeman has been released on bail. His next court appearance is March 31st.