A man has died after an incident with Transit Police in Surrey this morning. The incident took place shortly after 8 a.m. at the Safeway near King George and 104th Avenue.
According to News1130, Transit Police were called to the scene and found a distraught man stabbing himself. The man attempted to flee, Transit Police pursued and shots were fired.
The distraught man was taken to hospital and later succumbed to his injuries just after 10 a.m. It is not known whether the stabbing or gun shot ultimately killed him.
Kellie Kilpatrick, an IIO spokeswoman, said independent investigators were called at about 8:41 a.m.
“Initial reports are that a male was at the store, distraught, he left the store and subsequently came into contact with Transit police who shot the affected person, who we learned a short time ago did not survive his injuries,” she said in an interview.
She said police secured physical evidence at the scene for independent investigators and about 18 witnesses have already been identified.
The agency will also be working with the B.C. Coroners Service to confirm the man’s identity and notify his family.
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With files from CP