Police said they are investigating the death of 31-year-old Mandy Louisy of Chassin, Babonneau who was reportedly shot during a struggle with one of the law men last week.
According to a police press release submitted on Tuesday, August 13, the incident took place on Friday, August 9, 2013 at about 12:30 pm at Chassin, Babonneau when officers attached to the Babonneau Police Station were on patrol in the area and encountered Louisy.
“Louisy who appeared suspicious at the time was approached by officers who were in plain clothes. The officers identified themselves to the suspect and attempted to carry out a search on his person,” the release stated.
“A struggle ensued between the officer and the suspect when a single gunshot was fired, hitting Louisy in the process. Consequently he was transported to Victoria Hospital where he was treated and admitted. Louisy later succumbed to his injury whilst admitted at the said hospital,” the press release added.
A post mortem examination conducted on Louisy on Monday, August 12, 2013 revealed he died of hemorrhagic shock “secondary to a single gunshot wound to the upper part of his body”.
“The matter is currently under investigations,” the police release said.
According to other news reports, family members say Louisy, known as a recluse, suffered from a mental disorder but was not prone to violence. Relatives say the policeman responsible for shooting Louisy should be charged for murder.