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Man dead after police shooting on Hastings Street

The Independent Investigations Office has taken over the file for a police-involved shooting early Thursday morning that has left one man dead. - Ryan Stelting/Contributed
The Independent Investigations Office has taken over the file for a police-involved shooting early Thursday morning that has left one man dead.
— image credit: Ryan Stelting/Contributed

The Independent Investigations Office is investigating a shooting involving Burnaby RCMP that has left a man dead.

An officer responding to a 911 call of a man with a knife in the 4100 block of Albert Street early Thursday morning encountered a suspect who matched the description at Hastings and MacDonald. The man was shot and transported by ambulance to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Seven officers from the IIO, a civilian-led body created to investigate police incidents that result in death or serious harm, have been sent to the scene to conduct their investigation.

Hastings Street is closed at MacDonald.

 

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