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Inquest announced into Burnaby RCMP shooting death

A public inquest will be held into the death of a man shot by Burnaby RCMP last year.

The BC Coroners Service announced Friday that the inquest into the death of Ryan Allen Walter Jacob will be held starting July 28 at the Coroners Court in Burnaby.

Jacob, 45, was a Vancouver resident and the son of the Squamish First Nation's Chief Gibby Jacob.

Shortly after 1 a.m. on Jan. 31, 2013 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.

Coroner Chico Newell and a jury will hear evidence from witnesses under oath to determine the facts around Jacob's death. The jury can not decide on legal responsibility but can recommend ways to prevent similar deaths in the future.

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