Standing hearing called for inquest into death of Manitoba man shot by police

A hearing is to be held to determine who can participate in an inquest into the death of a man from the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba.

Manitoba First Nations Police responded to a call in April 2019 about a man discharging a firearm in his home.

Police say he fired at the officers, who returned fire.

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Benjiman Richard, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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The standing hearing will be held May 28 at the Portage la Prairie Court Office.

Those interested in applying for standing can call 204-918-0925 or email melissa.carson@gov.mb.ca.

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