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In-Custody Death Of B.C. Man Accused Of Stabbing Dog Investigated By Watchdog

02/12/2015 12:10 EST | Updated 04/14/2015 05:59 EDT
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CHILLIWACK, B.C. - British Columbia's police watchdog is investigating the death of a Fraser Valley man who was accused of stabbing a dog.

UPDATE, Feb. 13: The BC Coroners Service has identified the man as Kevin Seiji Mukuyama, 42, of Chilliwack

RCMP Insp. Ed Boettcher says Chilliwack Mounties were called to a home late Wednesday afternoon and "engaged" the suspect inside the residence.

He says the suspect allegedly struggled with police, before officers used a conducted energy weapon and arrested him.

Boettcher says the man appeared unresponsive, so police performed CPR and called paramedics who took the suspect to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

He says an officer was injured, treated in hospital and released, and the dog was taken to a veterinarian.

Police called the Independent Investigations Office of B.C., which Boettcher said was on the scene late Wednesday night.

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