A man and a woman who died in a hostage-taking situation at a home in Surrey, B.C., in March were killed by multiple shots fired from RCMP, the province's police watchdog has found.
Nona McEwan and an unidentified man died after a 10-hour standoff with police at the house in the 13300 block of 98A Street on March 29.
Police went into the home around 7:30 a.m. PT after unsuccessfully trying to resolve the situation through the night.
There was a confrontation between officers and the man inside and "shots were fired," the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO) said in a statement Thursday.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene and McEwan, who was shot twice, later died in hospital.