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Inquest hears about First Nations man’s final moments before being shot by police

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

Liza Yuzda

A coroner’s jury is hearing about the last hours of a prominent First Nation’s leader’s son — before he was shot dead by Burnaby police last year.

The inquest has heard the police interview with a woman who was Ryan Jacob’s long-time friend.

She called 911 that night. She said the 45-year-old Jacob had knives and she was frightened.

She told police in the days before his death, Jacob had become increasingly angry and depressed, and had stopped taking his medication, and that night, had threatened her.

Jacob is the son of Squamish Nation Chief Gibby Jacob.

The Independent Investigations Office cleared the police officers involved of any wrongdoing.

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