Michael Vann Hubbard, Vancouver man shot by police: family sues
It has now been revealed that Michael Vann Hubbard, the man shot to death by Vancouver police last week, was not a criminal and his family are preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver police department.
"My father was not a thief, a bank robber, nor a drug addict," read the statement. "He was a gentle, law-abiding man who believed strongly in social justice and the rights of the poor and discarded people of our world."
Van Hubbard was approached by two female police officers when they received a call about someone trying to break in to a car ad the police thought it was him. Police then say that Hubbard advanced on them brandishing an X-Acto knife and that is the point at which they shot him.
The Abbotsford police are investigating the shooting and they are saying that there is no evidence at the moment to link Hubbard to any break-in.
According to Hubbard's daughter, her father used the knife to make homemade greeting cards for family and friends.
The family have hired Paul Nigol, a lawyer with PIVOT Legal to represent the civil lawsuit.
There is apparently some cell phone footage of the incident that the shooter is saying was deleted by the police, which is now trying to be retrieved.