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The chief of the Squamish Nation is in mourning after learning his son was involved in Thursday's fatal confrontation with the RCMP in North Burnaby.
Chief Gibby Jacob has released a statement confirming his 45-year old son -- Ryan -- was shot by police at Hhastings and MacDonald shortly after 1 a.m. and died later in hospital.
The Chief says, 'We are deeply saddened by the tragic and sudden loss of our son. This news has sent a shockwave through our family and our community. He was not only our son, he was a loving father, brother, uncle, nephew and cousin, a sportsmen and an artist.'
The statement ends with him asking for privacy as the family mourns.
Police say they were responding to reports of a man in the neighbourhood with a knife.
The Independent Investigations Office is now in charge of the file.