The police officer who lost his life on Sunday during the shooting in Nova Scotia is survived by two children and a husband.
Heidi Stevenson had 23 years of service in the royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP), also indicated the police force by issuing a press release, Sunday in the early evening.
This veteran has been brutally gunned down Sunday morning when she was called upon to intervene on one of the killings, the bloodiest in the history of this province.
At least 13 people died in the course of this killing spree, which lasted ten hours.
It all started Saturday night in the small village of Portapique, bordering the bay of Cobéquid. Police have been called to go to a residence where several gunshots were heard. At their arrival, the RCMP officers discovered “a number of deaths to the outside and inside of the house,” explained the superintendent of the royal Canadian mounted police (RCMP), Chris Leather.
The suspect, Gabriel Wortman, a man of 51 years old, led police in a pursuit that ended on the ground of a service station Irving Enfield, about thirty kilometers north of Halifax, at around 11: 40 a.m., local time.
The alleged shooter was then killed by a police officer at the end of this manhunt.
During his flight, he would have pretended to be a police officer, leading what appeared to be a patrol car of the RCMP. However, it has not been clarified if it was a car authentic or vehicle makeup.
Any door to believe that Gabriel Worthman, was in reality a denturist. According to the association of denturists of Nova Scotia, it has two dental centers in Dartmouth and Halifax.
In addition to Heidi Stevenson, another RCMP officer was wounded during the intervention of an unprecedented scale.
He was transported to the hospital, but it does not fear for his life.
Several politicians have expressed their dismay at the result of the event.
“My heart goes out to all those affected by this terrible situation. I would like to thank the police for their hard work and the people for their cooperation with the authorities”, said the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, at a press conference Sunday afternoon in Ottawa.
“We are in shock that such an event could occur here in Nova Scotia and it is a heavy burden to bear, in addition to the COVID-19,” responded his side the premier of Nova Scotia, Stephen McNeil.