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Man shot by Burnaby RCMP ID'd as son of First Nations chief

The man who died after being shot by Burnaby RCMP in the Heights neighbourhood Thursday has been identified by the B.C. Coroners Service as 45-year-old Vancouver resident Ryan Allen Walter Jacob.

According to media reports, Jacob was the son of the Squamish First Nation's Chief Gibby Jacob.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 31 a Burnaby RCMP officer responded to a 911 call of a man with a knife in the 4100-block of Albert Street. The officer spotted a suspect matching the description on Hastings Street near Macdonald Avenue.

Following a confrontation, the man was shot and taken by ambulance to Vancouver General Hospital where he died soon after arrival.

The Independent Investigations Office, a civilian-led body created to investigate police incidents that result in death or serious harm, and the B.C. Coroners Service continue to investigate the death.

"The family of Mr. Jacob has been notified of his death," according to a B.C. Coroners Service press release. "On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time."

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