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Coroners inquest to examine police-involved death of Burnaby, B.C., man

October 30, 2017 - 10:52 AM

BURNABY, B.C. - The BC Coroners Service has scheduled an inquest to examine the police-involved death of a 35-year-old man from Burnaby.

Travis Rood was shot on March 29, 2015, when RCMP responded to reports of a double stabbing in a home in the Vancouver-area city.

He was rushed to hospital but died a short time later.

A second man was found in the home suffering from fatal stab wounds.

The Independent Investigations Office, which investigates police-involved death or serious injury, has not yet issued its final report.

A news release from the coroners' service says an inquest into Rood's death will begin on Jan. 8, and a jury will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing similar deaths.

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