Victim in fatal police shooting had mental illness, family says – CBC

Family members of the 30-year-old Indigenous man fatally shot by Ottawa police on Thursday say he was mentally ill and was heading to a pharmacy to pick up medication when the altercation happened.

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Greg Ritchie, a member of the Saugeen First Nation near Owen Sound, Ont., had been struggling with mental illness from a young age, said his sister-in-law Chantel Ritchie.

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