Man dead following shooting incident at Miramichi Walmart
A man is dead after a bizarre shooting incident inside a Walmart store in Miramichi that also involved a high-speed police chase.
Police say 26-year-old man discharged a firearm inside the store late Wednesday afternoon.
Police said no one was hurt inside the store and by the time they arrived, the suspect had fled the scene in a vehicle.
Officers pursued the vehicle on Route 11 but police say the driver refused to stop.
Miramichi Police called on the Richibucto RCMP for help and they deployed a spike belt, which stopped the vehicle.
CTV News reports that officers heard a shot fired inside the car shortly after it came to a stop. The 26-year-old driver was injured and taken to hospital, where he later died as a result of his injuries.
The 41-year-old female passenger was taken into custody.
Wendy Gale Losier appeared in court yesterday facing a slew of charges.
She'll be back in court for a bail hearing this morning.
An autopsy will be conducted on the man who died in the vehicle.
(with files from CTV)