A federal correctional officer shot at an inmate in Abbotsford, BC Thursday afternoon when the prisoner temporarily escaped custody on his way to a medical appointment.
Abbotsford Police Department spokesperson Judy Bird said officers responded to calls of shots fired at Abbotsford Way and Marshall Road just before 3 pm and found it was one of the correctional officers who discharged their firearm.
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The prison staff were escorting the inmate to a medical appointment, but he got loose. The officer fired during attempts to apprehend him.
Police brought in dog teams and a helicopter to search the area and found the escaped inmate shortly after.
Bird said nobody was injured in the incident, and the major crime detectives have taken over the case.