Officer who killed Tony Divers tells inquest if he was in same situation he'd shoot again

The Hamilton police officer who shot and killed Tony Divers said a shrug is what made him fear for his life and put his finger on the trigger.

A step forward is what made him pull it.

Const. Nicholas Cercone said seconds before he killed Divers he told him to get down or he would shoot. The 36-year-old reacted by shrugging.

During the inquest into Divers's death Thursday Cercone said that gesture gave him a pretty good idea "how this was going to turn out."

"He doesn't care about his life and if he doesn't care about his life why would he care about mine?" he asked.

Then, when Divers took a slight step forward, he fired.


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