Report of 'unwanted guest' ends in police-involved shooting
Published Wednesday, May 13, 2015 5:54AM PDT
Last Updated Wednesday, May 13, 2015 7:53PM PDT
B.C.'s police watchdog has been called to investigate a police-involved shooting that happened in Burnaby Wednesday morning.
The Burnaby RCMP said members were called to reports of an unwanted guest at a home on Clare Avenue near Frances Street just before 2:00 a.m.
When officers arrived it led to a confrontation with a man they believed was carrying a knife.
"They were confronted by a male who was non-compliant with police directions. Police engaged the alleged suspect resulting in a gun shot injury to the suspect," said Acting Insp. Keith Bramhill, a Regional Duty Officer with the Lower Mainland District.
"No RCMP officers or other members of the public were injured during the course of this incident."
The B.C. Ambulance Service said the injured man was taken to hospital in critical condition, but in a news release police said they believed the injuries to be non-life threatening.
The Independent Investigations Office has now assumed conduct of the investigation.