No inquest to be held into fatal police shooting of Summerside man

The mother of an Island man who died after being shot by police last year says she's "extremely troubled" that no inquest will be held into her son's death.

"I do not, and will not, accept that Jeremy's death following 6-8 gunshot wounds was 'accidental' and I will do what I must to ensure that a death like his does not happen again," said Gilda Stephens, in an email sent to CBC News.

Jeremy Stephens died May 27, 2018 in Prince County Hospital, after being shot by Summerside police.

No charges against Summerside police officers in fatal shooting

A report by the Halifax-based Serious Incident Response Team (SiRT), a civilian watchdog agency, cleared the police officers of any wrongdoing. The coroner's office has also reported its findings, not made public, to the Department of Justice and Public Safety.

The Stephens family says it received notice on July 22 from justice officials that no coroner's inquest would be conducted.

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