The sister of a man shot and killed by North Battleford RCMP says his family is still in shock at his sudden death.
Tammy Whitstone spoke to 650 CKOM Monday about her brother, Brydon. The 22-year-old died after a police chase Saturday.
RCMP said he was driving a car suspected of being connected to a call made to police earlier that night reporting a man had been chased by a vehicle and shot at by the people inside.
The chase ended when Whitsone allegedly rammed a police cruiser, causing the car he was driving to become inoperable. Police reported in a news release that one of the officers who approached the vehicle opened fire “in response to the driver’s actions following the pursuit.”
Tammy said she and her family have many questions in the wake of Brydon’s death and would be watching closely as Regina police investigate the incident, alongside the provincial Ministry of Justice.
“There was other options. There could have been something else that they could have done instead of shooting and killing him,” she said.
In the meantime, she said the family had gathered over the weekend to grieve.
While she said Brydon had been in trouble with the law before and had previously spent time in jail, she said there was another side to her brother’s story that she hoped wouldn’t be lost in the wake of his death.
“He was caring and loving and he was happy. He made everyone laugh. Even though there was family problems, he was there to talk to anyone. Anyone can talk to him,” she said.
Tammy said her brother left behind a young son and daughter.