Community meeting planned in Slocan following shooting

A public meeting will be held in Slocan tonight concerning last month’s search for and subsequent shooting of Peter de Groot.

A public meeting will be held in Slocan Monday evening concerning last month’s search for and subsequent shooting of Peter de Groot.

The session, being termed a “community emergency management session” is to give residents a chance to discuss the events that unfolded between October 9 and 13.

RCMP say they can’t go into specifics while the Independent Investigations looks into the incident, but can speak generally about how they respond to and manage large-scale incidents such as this one.

Although details remain sketchy, de Groot, 45, is alleged to have fired at police following a confrontation at the West Slocan property where he lived and was raising animals. He fled into the bush prompting a massive police response. For two days, Slocan residents were told not to leave their homes.

DeGroot was eventually located in a nearby cabin where he was shot and killed by an emergency response team. At a news conference, his family claimed police overreacted and “executed” him.

The event is at the Legion hall beginning at 6 p.m.

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