Inquest to be held into fatal police shooting of Burnaby man

Inquest to be held into fatal police shooting of Burnaby man

Travis Rood died in March 2015 after police responded to a report of a stabbing

A public inquest is set for the police-involved death of a 35-year-old Burnaby man.

Travis Rood died on March 29, 2015, at Royal Columbian Hospital after police responded to a report of a stabbing at a Burnaby home.

At the time, the Independent Investigations Office reported that Burnaby RCMP had responded to a double stabbing in the 6100 block of 14 Avenue. The police watchdog report found no fault on the part of the police officers involved.

Officers encountered a man, now identified as Rood, at the scene, and shot him.

The BC Coroners Service said Monday that Rood suffered injuries “following an encounter with the attending officer,” and that a second man was found in the home with multiple stab wounds. The second victim did not survive either.

The inquest, set for Jan. 8 in Burnaby, aims to make recommendations to prevent similar deaths, but cannot allocate criminal responsibility.