Injured Mountie was shot by RCMP-issued gun
Published Monday, July 20, 2015 4:27PM PDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 21, 2015 1:11PM PDT
The RCMP officer who suffered a gunshot wound during a confrontation in Surrey over the weekend was shot by an RCMP-issued gun.
The officer and at least one other were responding to reports of a suicidal man screaming outside a police station on 152 Street early Saturday morning.
A struggle ensued and shots were fired. The civilian, who has been identified as 20-year-old Hudson Daryl Willis Brooks, was killed and one Mountie was taken to hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.
B.C.’s police watchdog was called to probe the incident, and on Monday issued a statement suggesting Brooks was not carrying any weapons when police arrived.
“Other than police issued equipment, nothing of significance was recovered from the scene,” the Independent Investigations Office said.
The IIO hasn’t released any further details, but Mounties confirmed over the weekend that Brooks's wounds weren’t self-inflicted.
“The male was shot by an officer,” the RCMP said in a statement Saturday morning.
The circumstances of the gunshot that injured the other Mountie are under investigation, the force added.
The IIO said it’s working to interview officers and civilian witnesses and to track down video and radio transmissions relating to the incident.
Saturday’s shooting marked the sixth officer-involved shooting probed by the IIO since April 1.