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    Canada - Police officer, 2nd man killed in shooting in Lac-Simon, Que 13 Feb 2016

    Thierry Leroux, 26, named as officer shot Saturday while responding to domestic call

    Quebec provincial police have identified the police officer shot dead in Lac-Simon, Que. as Thierry Leroux, 26, of Amos, Que. He was a member iof the Lac-Simon Police Service, an aboriginal police force.

    Joseph Anthony Raymond-Papatie, 22, was found dead shortly after the shooting, apparently of a self-inflicted wound.

    The deaths have left small Algonquin community 500 km northwest of Montreal in a state of shock.

    According to the Sûreté du Québec, two members of the Lac-Simon aboriginal police force were called to respond to a domestic disturbance about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Crime-scene tape surrounds the home in Lac-Simon, Que., where a police officer, Thierry Leroux, 26, was shot dead Saturday. The shooting suspect was found dead inside the home, apparently from a self-inflicted wound. (Claude Bouchard/Radio-Canada)

    As they approached the home, a shot was fired from inside, striking Leroux.

    Leroux was taken to hospital in Val-d'Or, where he died.

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    Police say it happened when officers responded to a domestic call at about 10:30 p.m.

    "When they arrived on the scene, at least one shot was fired in their direction," said Sgt. Claude Denis. "According to the first element of the investigation, it was not possible for them to react."

    Sgt. Benoit Coutu of the provincial police said Leroux had been a member of the local Lac-Simon police force for six months.

    Another person was pronounced dead inside the home, and police say they believe he may have shot himself.

    Coutu identified him as Anthony Raymond Papatie, 22, a resident of Lac-Simon.

    Coutu could not confirm whether Papatie lived at the home where the incident occurred.

    Investigators say officers did not return fire. A second officer was also injured, but his life is not in danger.
    - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/thierry....k55SoGD4.dpuf

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    Thierry Leroux is shown in a photo from the Facebook page of his friend Simon Villeneuve. Quebec provincial police have identified the police officer who was fatally shot in the line of duty in Lac-Simon on Saturday night as 26-year-old Thierry Leroux.


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