Stephanie Ip (Vancouver Province) – The B.C. Coroners Service will conduct a public inquest into the death of Angus David Mitchell, the suspected gunman who died late May in a police shootout in Maple Ridge.
The 26-year-old was wanted for the shooting of his former landlord and was a person of interst in a double homicide at a Burnaby sushi restaurant. Investigators later discovered what they believe was a ‘hit list’ of some 15 targets Mitchell had compiled.
Mitchell died at Royal Columbian Hospital on May 30 after being wounded in the shootout, which came only hours after police warned the public he was believed to be armed and dangerous.
The coroners inquest will begin after the Vancouver Police complete their external probe into the shooting and the event that led up to it. Public inquests are held to investigate deaths of individuals that occur while being detained or in police custody.