Friends have identified the man killed in a police-involved shooting in Lytton last week as longtime homeless advocate Barry Shantz.
Shantz was killed following a six-hour standoff with police at his home in the 1000-block of Mcintyre Road on Jan. 13. The Independent Investigations Office is investigating the incident.
Ward Draper, a long-time friend of Shantz’ and executive director of the 5 and 2 Ministries, said the fatal shooting was extremely upsetting.
He said Shantz struggled with mental health issues, and was also well-known to the RCMP.