The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after being shot by Vancouver Police on Nov. 10, 2016.
The man was Daniel Peter Rintoul, aged 38, of Vancouver.
At about 3 p.m. on Nov. 10, 2016, Vancouver Police were called to the Canadian Tire store at 2830 Bentall St. for a report of a robbery in progress in which a store employee had suffered a knife wound. An interaction between Mr. Rintoul and police ensued, and Mr. Rintoul was shot. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continue to investigate this death.
The mandate of the IIO is to investigate whether any offences may have been committed by the police officers involved. The mandate of the BC Coroners Service in such cases is broader, and the BC Coroner’s investigation may look at the events which led up to the final fatal outcome and whether there are reasonable and practical recommendations that could be made which might prevent future deaths in similar circumstances.