OPP wraps up Cor­ner Brook visit

But in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Jor­den Mckay shoot­ing will con­tinue

The Telegram (St. John’s) - - LOCAL - BY GARY KEAN

As the fam­ily and friends Jor­den Mckay said their last good­byes to him at a fu­neral Fri­day, there is still no in­di­ca­tion how long it will take to in­ves­ti­gate his shoot­ing death.

Mckay, 27, died in the early morn­ing hours of Nov. 28, shortly af­ter two Royal New­found­land Con­stab­u­lary of­fi­cers went to his Cor­ner Brook res­i­dence.

Ac­cord­ing to the RNC, Mckay was shot by one of the of­fi­cers dur­ing a con­fronta­tion, al­though no de­tails of that fate­ful strug­gle have been dis­closed by po­lice.

The shoot­ing is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice (OPP), as per RNC pro­to­col when a sit­u­a­tion in­volv­ing one of its own mem­bers has to be in­ves­ti­gated.

A spokesper­son for the OPP said this week there is lit­tle else they will say about the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Of­fi­cers from the OPP have been in Cor­ner Brook to con­duct in­ter­views with any­one they think can con­trib­ute in­sight into the case. Those of­fi­cers are ex­pected to re­turn to On­tario late this week to con­tinue their in­ves­ti­ga­tion from there.

“As with any in­ves­ti­ga­tion, we can’t spec­u­late as to any time­lines, as the ev­i­dence and in­for­ma­tion will take us where it leads us,” Staff Sgt. Carolle Dionne, the OPP’S pro­vin­cial me­dia re­la­tions co-or­di­na­tor, told The West­ern Star via email.

Mckay had a crim­i­nal record and had some mat­ters out­stand­ing be­fore the court. All of those mat­ters were called at pro­vin­cial court in Cor­ner Brook ear­lier this week and for­mally with­drawn in light of his death.


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