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An undated handout photo of Reyal Jardine-Douglas, who was shot dead by police after he approached an officer brandishing a weapon. (HO/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
An undated handout photo of Reyal Jardine-Douglas, who was shot dead by police after he approached an officer brandishing a weapon. (HO/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Toronto cop forced to shoot mentally disturbed man, partner tells inquest Add to ...

A Toronto police officer says his partner had no choice other than to shoot an emotionally disturbed man.

Const. Ehsan Haghshenas tells an inquest that Reyal Jardine-Douglas appeared on a “mission” to kill his partner that afternoon in August 2010.

He says Jardine-Douglas, 25, kept moving toward Const. Kyle Paterson while brandishing a knife.

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Unable to back away, Paterson then shot Jardine-Douglas three times.

Haghshenas says there simply wasn’t any opportunity to try to calm the man down.

The inquest is looking into the Toronto police shooting deaths of Jardine-Douglas and two other mentally ill men.

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