The man killed by police at a Canadian Tire store last week has been identified by the BC Coroner as 38-year-old Daniel Peter Rintoul, of Vancouver.
Rintoul was shot after he allegedly stabbed a store clerk, took an elderly man hostage, and stabbed a police officer multiple times on Thursday.
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Speaking at the time, Sgt. Brian Montague said a man had entered the East Vancouver store near Grandview Highway and Rupert Street just after 3 pm, dressed in camouflage.
The man then stabbed a 53-year-old employee in the back and across the neck, before taking firearms out the store’s gun cabinets, said Montague.
Multiple 9-1-1 calls were reported, and when officers arrived, they found the man had abandoned the guns and had taken an 82-year-old man hostage.
Police say the man held the elderly man at knifepoint and then tried to leave the store via the rooftop parking lot, but was confronted by responding officers.
Montague said police tried to arrest him, but the man stabbed an officer multiple times in the head and stomach; police then shot the suspect, who died at the scene.
The officer, who has been with the force for five years, and the store clerk suffered life-threatening injuries, said the release. Their condition as of Monday is not known.
The elderly customer held hostage was not injured, say police.
At the time, police said they were still searching for a motive behind Thursday’s violent incident, but that they were confident the man acted alone.
A search of his home however, revealed “concerning evidence of his possible criminal intentions,” said Montague.
The BC Coroners Service and the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) continue to investigate Rintoul’s death, and the police continue to investigate the case.
The IIO is mandated to investigate whether any offences may have been committed by the police officers involved.
Meanwhile, the BC Coroner may look at the events which led up to Rintoul’s death and whether there are recommendations that could prevent future, similar deaths.
Police are urging anyone with video of the incident to call 604-717-2500, especially video that has been shared with the media, but not with investigators.