The province's Chief Medical Examiner has called an inquest into the death of 31-year-old Marlon Whincup of Marius, Manitoba.

On December 15th, 2022, the RCMP was called around 8:50 a.m. that there had been a stabbing near Highway 16. Officers responded and the suspect was acting erratically, wielding a machete. While attempting to subdue him, a police firearm was discharged, and the man was hit in the neck and chest. Resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful, and Whincup was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:44.

An autopsy done by the medical examiner's office showed the cause of death was the gunshot wound to the neck.

The inquest was called in accordance with The Fatality Inquiries Act as the chief medical examiner has reasonable grounds to believe that the deceased person died as a result of the use of force by a peace officer who was acting in the course of duty. The inquest will also determine the circumstances relating to his death and will look to determine what, if anything, can be done to prevent similar deaths in the future.

Information about the date, time, and location of the inquest will be determined by the Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba and released at a later date.


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