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Ryan Jacob Dead: Squamish Chief's Son Killed In Burnaby RCMP Shooting

02/01/2013 10:35 EST | Updated 04/03/2013 05:12 EDT
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Chief Gibby Jacob (KáKeltn Siyám), hereditary Chief and member of the Squamish First Nation is at the official opening ceremony of 2010 Aboriginal Pavilion or 'Chiefs' House' on February 8, 2010 at the Pavilion, located in downtown Vancouver in front of the Queen Elisabeth Theatre, prior to the start of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANIE LAMY (Photo credit should read STEPHANIE LAMY/AFP/Getty Images)
VANCOUVER - The chief of a prominent B.C. First Nation says his son was the man who was shot and killed by police earlier this week in the Vancouver suburb of north Burnaby.

The Independent Investigations Office, which probes police incidents involving death or serious harm, says the shooting occurred early Thursday while police were answering a 911 call about a man with a knife

Forty-five-year-old Ryan Jacob succumbed to his injuries soon after being transported to Vancouver General Hospital.

Chief Gibby Jacob says Ryan was his son, and the death has sent a shock wave through his family and the community

He says Ryan was a loving father, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, sportsman and an artist.

The coroners service and the Independent Investigations Office are looking into the case. (CKNW/News 1130)