Man shot by police in Chilliwack after officers respond to complaint at home

Jan 12 2021, 2:30 pm

A man is now in hospital after being shot by police in Chilliwack on Tuesday morning.

According to RCMP, the incident began just after 7 am, when officers responded to a complaint “where the suspect male allegedly threatened and injured the female victim before she was able to escape the home.”

Police said the man then left the property “but continued to send concerning messages and threats.” Officers continued to search for the suspect. A nearby school was put on hold-and-secure as a result.

Just after 8 am, police said an officer found the suspect male sitting in his vehicle in a parking lot. The officer waited for back-up, and at approximately 9 am officers boxed in the man’s vehicle and approached him.

According to the officers involved, the suspect reportedly had a weapon in his possession, and during the course of his interaction with police, he was shot by an officer. The man was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) says it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident, and no further details will be released at this time.

In the meantime, Chilliwack RCMP said they are continuing to investigate the initial complaint as well.

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