Indo-Canadian Shot Dead in Encounter with Police in Canada - The New Indian Express

Indo-Canadian Shot Dead in Encounter with Police in Canada

Published: 01st April 2014 11:18 PM

Last Updated: 01st April 2014 11:20 PM

A 45-year-old Indo-Canadian man has been killed in a shootout with police in the east-central Canadian province of Ontario, according to a media report.

Charnjit Singh Bassi was shot dead by police last week when he pulled his handgun out of a holster and fired at a police official at a courthouse in Brampton, the Toronto Sun

reported.

Two police officers shot back, killing Bassi inside the courthouse on March 28.

Bassi, unemployed for five years, was allegedly involved in drug trade, although he was never convicted. olice are now probing the motive behind the shooting.

"In particular, investigators are trying to determine what

brought Mr Bassi to the Brampton Courthouse and his intentions

on that date," police said in a statement.

Neighbours, meanwhile, described Bassi as "quiet" and

"decent.

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