Vancouver – Police in Vancouver shot and wounded a man Saturday after an officer was allegedly attacked with a weapon while on patrol in the city’s eastern downtown.
fixed amount. Tania Vicenten said in a statement that two officers were sitting on their patrol on Saturday morning when a man with a gun rammed an officer through an open window.
She says during the melee, one of the officers fired.
Vicentine says the officer sustained a serious head injury and was taken to hospital, while a 53-year-old man has been taken to hospital and will remain in custody.
It says that a second officer who arrived at the scene to help the police was assaulted by a passerby but he was not seriously injured.
Visintin says the incident is now under investigation by the Vancouver Department of Major Crimes and the British Columbia Independent Bureau of Investigation.
This report was first published by The Canadian Press on July 30, 2022.