UPDATE: No charges laid against Summerside police officers involved in fatal shooting

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. —

SUMMERSIDE – There will be no charges laid against the Summerside Police Services officers who shot and killed Jeremy Stephens.

The Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team (SIRT) has concluded its investigation into the death of the 32-year-old Summerside man. Stephens was shot by officers on May 27, 2018, as they tried to arrest him on suspicion of his involvement in a violent robbery at a Summerside hotel the night before.

The SIRT investigation into the shooting took nearly nine months to complete. The results were released late Tuesday afternoon by the Office of the P.E.I. Police Commissioner.

The report concluded “the officer had the right to use lethal force against the suspect if it was reasonable to believe the suspect posed a risk of death or grievous bodily harm to him or others. In the circumstances, the risk was clear.”

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