|A Kativik Regional Police Force officer was shot and killed and another was seriously injured after they responded to a domestic violence call Saturday night in Quebec's far north. (JF FORTIN/QMI Agency)
OTTAWA - The mother of a police officer killed in the line of duty in northern Quebec Saturday night is devastated by the loss of her son.
Ottawa native Steve Dery, 27, was killed when a gunman opened fire on he and his partner -- members of the Kativik Regional Police Force -- while responding to a domestic violence call at a home in rural Kuujjuaq about 9:30 p.m.
The suspect then barricaed himself inside the house and was found dead about 2 p.m. Sunday.
"I'm not doing very well," Dery's mother said reached at their family home in Orleans on Sunday.
"We're still trying to process all this."
Dery's brother, Ben, is an Ottawa firefighter.
The town where Dery was gunned down has a population of 2,500 people and is about 1,200 km northeast of Montreal.
Both officers were transported to hospital but only one survived, said Surete du Quebec spokesman Sgt. Bruno Beaulieu.
The wounded officer suffered serious injuries, but is expected to recover.
SQ police are investigating. Cops had set up a perimeter around the house in which the suspect barricaded himself, Beaulieu said.
Police were trying to communicate with the gunman before it was determiend he was dead.
A woman who was in the home managed to escape unharmed, Beaulieu said.