Family of man fatally shot by Winnipeg police says he overcame 'troubled past' to care for kids

The family of a man shot and killed by Winnipeg police on Thursday is remembering him as a funny person who would "light up the whole room" with his humour and laughter.

"He was so loving," said his 15-year-old daughter, Tianna Rasmussen.

"He's my dad, and I know him.… [he was] the best dad."

Tianna was at the Anderson Avenue home where Collins, a 36-year-old father of three, was shot early Thursday morning by officers who were responding to a domestic violence call.

His death was the second fatal police shooting in the city in a period of less than 12 hours — a 16-year-old girl died after being shot by police around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

In a phone interview Saturday, Tianna recalled her father's genuine personality, saying he was the kind of person who would drop everything if someone needed help.

She and her mother, Lisa Rasmussen, also say they question some of the details that have been made public so far about the circumstances around Collins's shooting.

Categories

Corp policier (SPVM, SQ, GRC, agent de la STM, etc): 

Ville où l'événement s'est produit: 

Dossiers: 

Type de document: