Police kill man

Victim is 24-year-old Bradley Clattenburg from Truro.

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Bradley Thomas Clattenburg, 24, was killed Saturday morning by police in Dartmouth.

According to CBC, the Truro man was shot and killed after police responded to a call involving someone threatening a Westphal resident with a firearm.

Clattenburg fled the house he was located within and was shot dead by police in a nearby wooded area.

Nova Scotia’s Serious Incident Response Team identified the shooting victim on Sunday.

The Westphal shooting death is currently being investigated by SIRT, which is mandatory whether or not there’s an allegation of wrongdoing.

A public report summarizing the results of the investigation is legally required to be filed within three months after it's finished.

Police shootings are rare to hear about in HRM. From 2011 to 2014, Halifax Regional Police officers fired their guns a total of 55 times.

Firearms were drawn and used against a human being in only three of those 55 cases. Most were either accidental discharges or for the euthanization of deer.

In 2013, HRP officers shot a 35-year-old man three times after chasing the suspect onto the Prince Arthur School sports field.

According to the final report released from SIRT—which found no grounds for charges—the man threatened officers with a knife from 15 to 25 feet away and ignored commands to drop the weapon.

“The male told SIRT he had been using crack cocaine for four days and heard his deceased father’s voice tell him he should kill himself. He said he wanted the police to shoot him.”

Despite the three gunshot wounds, the man suffered non-life threatening injuries and was released from the hospital the next day.

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