'In anguish': Inquiry details Calgary police shooting of man in wheelchair

CALGARY -- David McQueen's life was in a downward spiral years before the disabled man started shooting randomly from his house and was killed by a police sniper bullet to the head, says a report into his death.

A fatality inquiry heard that McQueen, 53, began firing a gun from the Calgary home on the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2016. One shot shattered the windshield of a transit bus and sent glass into the driver's face.

McQueen was forced outside when officers fired tear gas into the home, but he continued shooting before he was shot dead.

"Although his death is tragic given his mental state and personal circumstances, he posed a significant ongoing threat to police and the community, leaving police no option but the use of lethal force," provincial court Judge Sharon Van de Veen wrote in her report released Wednesday.


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