On­go­ing probe

On­tario Pro­vin­cial Po­lice wrap­ping up visit as part of McKay shoot­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion

The Western Star - - FRONT PAGE - BY GARY KEAN [email protected]­ern­star.com Twit­ter: WS_GaryKean

As the fam­ily and friends of Jor­den McKay pre­pare to say their last good-byes to him to­day, there is still no in­di­ca­tion of how long it will take to in­ves­ti­gate his shoot­ing death.

Mr. 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, Mr. 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, as per RNC pro­to­col when a sit­u­a­tion in­volv­ing one of its own mem­bers has to be in­ves­ti­gated.

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

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

Mr. 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.

A fu­neral ser­vice is be­ing held for Mr. McKay this morn­ing.

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