BC Coroners Service confirms identity of male who died in police-involved shooting

James Butters was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Jul. 10, 2015 7:00 a.m.

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following an interaction with police in Port Hardy on July 8, 2015.

The man was James Reginald Butters, also known as James Hayward, aged 24, a resident of Port McNeill.

Mr. Butters was shot during an encounter with Port Hardy RCMP that occurred about 11 a.m. on July 8,near the intersection of Highway 19 and Granville Street in Port Hardy. Mr. Butters was deceased at the scene.

The BC Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continue to investigate this death.


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