Rodney Levi New Brunswick Death – Dead : Rodney Levi Obituary : Man Shot and Killed by RCMP Officer.
Rodney Levi has died after a shooting incident involving an RCMP officer, according to a statement posted online on June. 13, 2020.
The New Brunswick RCMP has engaged the Bureau des enquêtes indépendantes (BEI) of Quebec to conduct an independent review following the death of a 48-year-old man, from the Metepenagiag First Nation, during a police call.
On June 12, 2020, around 7:40 p.m., the Sunny Corner RCMP Detachment received a call for service related to an unwanted person in a home on Route 425 in Boom Road, near Metepenagiag First Nation. Read full story.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Dwayne Everett Ward wrote
My bro Rodney Levi, my childhood friend…. Got tears in my eyes thinking how this happened… Still can’t believe it… Got tears in my eyes writing this thinking of all the memories we got together… I always tried showing u love every time I saw ya back home in Metepenagiag… U were one of the boys, always joking and flexing… Calling me and everyone else their crazy nick names u would give them….U called me Doo Meister, then it became Maestro, then u call me Doo, then u would always say “Dwayne, I love u brother…”
I’m in shock… Shot twice by the police… I pray for all your family, I know they’re hurting right now….I’m overwhelmed with sadness about all this… I love u Hot Rod, Buckney, Buckwheat, and if I wanted to get ya mad I’d call u Thunderlips…. I’m in Listuguj, and I can’t do a damn thing with this Covid-19 going on…. I would be in Red Bank in a heartbeat to mourn properly…. RIP Nitap
On June 12th, 2020 a police officer shot & killed Rodney Levi. He was an Indigenous father of 1, who was recently denied a mental health assessment. He is described by friends as “troubled, but non-violent”. He had plans to move away from New Brunswick and start fresh. pic.twitter.com/XTLPQhCxBL
— 🌸 (@cndncommentator) June 13, 2020
Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde says the death of #RodneyLevi is devastating for First Nations across Canada and they demand answers. #cdnpoli [Correct previous tweet with typo] https://t.co/STaU5lh6CY
— Kristy Kirkup (@kkirkup) June 13, 2020
This isn’t about good native cops right now. It’s about the injustice on natives and the people who were murdered. #RodneyLevi #ChantelMoore. They need to stop bringing guns on reserves or to wellness checks 💔
— Alexis (@Alexis84436917) June 13, 2020
Rodney Levi’s death is the second fatal RCMP shooting in New Brunswick in just over a week that involved police responding to a report of a First Nations person in distress. https://t.co/5N0yHU5r2k
— Gerri Nakirigya Lutaaya (@GerriLutaaya) June 13, 2020
Ever notice how much the cops like to use the excuse of “they were holding a knife” to kill indigenous people? Chantal Moore, Rodney Levi, John T. Williams, etc. https://t.co/ATHastdyDY
— Tatters & Ravens (@TattersNRavens) June 13, 2020