The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a police shooting in Vancouver on April 9, 2015.
The man was Abdi Gani Mahamud Hirsi, aged 26, from Edmonton, Alberta.
Mr. Hirsi was shot during an encounter with Vancouver Police which occurred about 5 p.m. on April 9, near the intersection of Hastings and Gore Streets in the downtown east side of Vancouver.
The BC Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continue to investigate this death.
The family of Mr. Hirsi has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Programs
BC Coroners Service