BC’s civilian police watchdog has been called in after a police-involved shooting at the McDonald’s Restaurant on Hastings near Cassiar Street.
Vancouver police Constable Brian Montague says a 28-year-old man was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
“Those injuries include gunshot wounds, as well as stab wounds. I’ll tell you we did recover a knife at the scene, and our investigation is ongoing.”
He says officers were confronted by a man armed with a knife, who allegedly came at the officers when shots were fired.
Montague says stab wounds on man who was shot by police were likely self inflicted and the man is from from Quebec.
According to police, two officers were attending a call nearby when they got word of a car fire in the parking lot.
The Officer who shot the man has been with VPD for 14 years.
The IIO is now investigating the officers actions.
Police are diverting east-bound traffic along Hastings Street at the intersection of Windermere.
Police are asking the public to stay away from the area.
We’ll have more information as soon as it becomes available.
Not that you can tell in this photo but I've counted 9 shell casing markers from 2 different angles pic.twitter.com/fzsFZOqLGK— Jeremy Lye (@JJLye980) May 24, 2016
McDonald's sealed off at Cassiar and Hastings pic.twitter.com/c4Jv6nciJK— Jeremy Lye (@JJLye980) May 24, 2016
VPD diverting traffic on East Hastings and Windemere, a couple blocks away from officer involved shooting pic.twitter.com/o3BqyfMqD6— Jeremy Lye (@JJLye980) May 24, 2016
Car fire near Hastings/Cassiar connected to VPD involved shooting. pic.twitter.com/VhFF5vrVoF— Jill Bennett (@jillreports) May 24, 2016