Victoria police cleared in Angus Mitchell case
Twenty-six-year-old Angus David Mitchell of Burnaby was shot and killed by police in Maple Ridge May 30, 2012 during a manhunt. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
An investigation into why Victoria police returned a seized rifle to a man who then shot three people — killing two — in 2012 has found the officers’ actions were reasonable.
According to a statement from Victoria police Chief Const. Frank Elsner, the Office of the Police Complaints Commissioner found that the force’s officers “completed all of the investigative steps that were reasonably available to them.”
Victoria police returned a firearm to Angus Mitchell about five weeks before the latter was alleged to have shot and killed two people and seriously injured another in Burnaby.
Mitchell died days later when he was shot by police in Maple Ridge.