Family of man fatally shot by Winnipeg police says he overcame ‘troubled past’ to care for kids – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 14, 2020303 Views

Jason Collins, 36, died after being shot by officers responding to domestic violence call on Thursday

Apr 11, 2020

The family of a man shot and killed by Winnipeg police on Thursday is remembering him as a funny person who would “light up the whole room” with his humour and laughter.

“He was so loving,” said his 15-year-old daughter, Tianna Rasmussen.

“He’s my dad, and I know him.… [he was] the best dad.”

Tianna was at the Anderson Avenue home where Collins, a 36-year-old father of three, was shot early Thursday morning by officers who were responding to a domestic violence call.

His death was the second fatal police shooting in the city in a period of less than 12 hours — a 16-year-old girl died after being shot by police around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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