The B.C. Coroners Service announced Monday it will hold a public inquest into the death of Angus David Mitchell.
Mitchell, 26, died at Royal Columbian Hospital on May 30 after being shot by members of the RCMP's Lower Mainland emergency response team.
The shooting occurred hours after the RCMP had warned the public to look out for Mitchell, who was believed to be armed with a rifle.
Mitchell was wanted by police in connection with the shooting his former landlord in Burnaby and was also a person of interest in the fatal shooting of two people, Huong "Andy" Tran and Chinh "Vivian" Diem Huynh at the Royal Oak Sushi House.
The B.C. Coroners Service is mandated to hold an inquest into the death of a person who dies while detained by or in the custody of a peace officer.
An inquest is a formal process that allows for public presentation of evidence relating to a death.
At the inquest, a presiding coroner and a jury will hear evidence from subpoenaed witnesses to determine the facts surrounding this death. While the jury may not, by law, make any findings of legal responsibility, it will have the opportunity to make recommendations aimed at preventing deaths under similar circumstances.
The Vancouver Police Department is conducting an external examination of the shooting and the circumstances leading up to it. The timing of the inquest will depend on when this external review is completed.
A presiding coroner will be named, and a date and place for the inquest will be announced shortly afterward.