Coroner’s inquest into the 2020 death by police, of Chantel Moore, rules her death a homicide

Backstory: Chantel Moore was shot and killed by Constable Jeremy Son of the Edmundston, New Brunswick police, after being called to perform a wellness check on her on June 4th, 2020. Moore was a member of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation and had recently moved to New Brunswick to be closer to her daughter, who was living with her grandmother.

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According to reports Moore opened the door to her residence holding a knife and approached the responding officer. When commands to drop the knife were not followed, he fired four times, in rapid succession killing Moore.

investigators concluded the report in December 2020. After reviewing the report and available evidence, the prosecution service determined at the time, that the officer’s actions were “reasonable under the circumstances,” finding that he was confined to a third-floor balcony and that she posed a “potential lethal threat approaching him quickly.”

On May 19th, 2022, the final day of the four-day inquest into the 2020 shooting of Chantal Moore, in Edmunston NB, the jury ruled her death a homicide.