RCMP complete investigation into fatal shooting involving Bathurst police
Michel Vienneau, 51, died after he was shot near the Bathurst train station in January 2015. (Facebook)
FREDERICTON -- The RCMP has concluded its investigation into a fatal shooting in January involving Bathurst City Police in northern New Brunswick.
The Nova Scotia RCMP was asked to investigate the shooting after 51-year-old Michel Vienneau of Tracadie-Sheila was fatally wounded by police.
The shooting happened near the city's train station on Jan. 12.
At the time, Bathurst police said its officers were involved in an ongoing investigation, but few other details have been released.
The full RCMP investigation has been handed over to Public Prosecution Services New Brunswick, which the Mounties say will determine if charges are appropriate.
Dave MacLean, communications director for the Attorney General's office confirmed the file has been received from investigators.
He said prosecutors will take the time they require to examine the file and there will be no further comment at this time.
The RCMP is not commenting on the investigation.