Machete-wielding man shot dead by police identified
Published Wednesday, July 27, 2011 1:29PM PDT
Vancouver police say they shot a machete-wielding man with several rounds from a beanbag shotgun before switching to real bullets and killing him Friday night.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation team was called in to investigate the shooting, and has identified the victim as 48-year-old Darrell Elroy Barnes of Vancouver.
Barnes was killed around 8:35 p.m. in the 300-block of Powell Street after he confronted officers with a machete, according to investigators.
IHIT is asking anyone who witnessed the shooting or interacted with Barnes earlier Friday evening to call police.