BC Coroners Service confirms identity of deceased male

Families Friday, February 1, 2013 3:20 PM

VANCOUVER - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a police shooting in Burnaby on Jan. 31, 2013.

The man is Ryan Allen Walter Jacob, aged 45, who had been residing in Vancouver.

Mr. Jacob was shot following an encounter with Burnaby RCMP, which occurred shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 31, near the intersection of Hastings and Macdonald.

Mr. Jacob was transported from the scene to Vancouver General Hospital but died soon after arrival at hospital.

The BC Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continue to investigate this death.

The family of Mr. Jacob 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:

Barb McLintock
BC Coroners Service
250 356-9253

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