Que. police shooting suspect found dead
A man suspected of shooting a regional police officer to death has been found dead in a home, said police officials Sunday afternoon.
Daniel Thibodeau with the Surete du Quebec said the body of the man was found after police entered the home in Kuujjuaq.
A 27-year-old officer with the Kativik Regional Police Force, identified as Steve Dery, originailly from the Ottawa area, was shot late Saturday after responding to a domestic dispute in the remote northern community.
A second officer was wounded in the incident, but his life isn't in danger.
A man and a woman were at the home when police arrived, and shots were fired at the officers shortly after they got to the scene``, SQ Sargeant Ronald McInnis said earlier.
"The two police officers were transported to the hospital.
McInnis also said the woman managed to escape without injury.
Officers remained at the scene Sunday and had not been able to make contact with the man inside.
A spokesman for the force said the area around the home had been condoned off as the standoff continued.
A Kuujjuaq resident reached by phone said the village was reeling from the incident.
"Everybody's in shock and disbelief,'' said Johnny Adams, a former Kuujjuaq councillor.
"We're just praying for the families involved.''
The Kativik Regional Police Force was created in 1996 to serve communities in Nunavik, which comprises the northern third of the province.
Kuujjuaq is the largest northern village in the region, with a population of about 2,400.
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