A local farmer says he should have been shot by RCMP outside a Site C open house in Dawson Creek.

In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Terry Hadland says the man shot by the RCMP created a diversion so he could get away. Hadland says, “He stepped up and took that shot for me, that’s for sure.”

July 16, the RCMP in Dawson Creek responded to the Site C open house at the Pomeroy Hotel after receiving complaints of a public disturbance.

According to the interview with the Globe and Mail, Terry Hadland he was the man causing trouble, but left before the police arrived. Once police arrived on scene, they confronted a man wearing a Guy Fawkes mask who was reportedly carrying a knife. James McIntyre was the man wearing the mask who was killed by police.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is still investigating this incident.

Read more about this story here from the Globe and Mail. Police shot wrong man at Site C dam open house, Peace River farmer says