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B.C. chief mourns son shot by police

The chief of a prominent B.C. First Nation says his son was the man who was shot and killed by police earlier this week in the Vancouver suburb of north Burnaby.

The Independent Investigations Office, which probes police incidents involving death or serious harm, says the shooting occurred early Thursday while police were answering a 911 call about a man with a knife

Forty-five-year-old Ryan Jacob succumbed to his injuries soon after being transported to Vancouver General Hospital.

Chief Gibby Jacob says Ryan was his son, and the death has sent a shock wave through his family and the community

He says Ryan was a loving father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, sportsman and an artist.

The coroners service and the Independent Investigations Office are looking into the case.

The Canadian Press


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