A corner's inquest will be called into the fatal shooting of a First Nations woman by a police officer in Edmundston last week and an independent probe into the officer's actions may eventually be released.
Shawn Berry, a spokesperson for the province, confirmed in an email Thursday the coroner services will call an inquest into the June 4 shooting death of 26-year-old Chantel Moore.
Moore's death has been the subject of national attention, with calls for a speedy, independent investigation that would bring the facts of the situation to light. The Edmundston Police Force has said an officer shot a woman during a wellness check June 4 after she threatened him with a knife. The officer was not injured.
An inquest is a formal court proceeding where all evidence relating to a death is presented to a jury that can make recommendations to prevent deaths in the future.