Sunday, November 22, 2009

Shots fired in Smithers incident after officer dragged down road

A 24 year old man is in serious but stable condition in hospital in Vancouver, after a police involved shooting incident on the Tatlow Road in Smithers on Saturday afternoon.

An officer from the Smithers Detachment had pulled over a vehicle reported stolen earlier in the day in Houston, as he attempted to remove the driver from the truck, the driver reportedly accelerated the vehicle dragging the officer along the road, it was during that stage of the incident that the officer fired his weapon hitting the driver.

The driver was taken by medical air resources to Vancouver where he remains in serious but stable condition.

The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP has been advised of the incident and its Independent Observer Program will provide civilian monitoring of the police investigation.

As part of the investigation into the shooting, a senior officer from the Saanich Police Department will travel to Smithers join members of the RCMP Major Crimes unit out of Prince George who will examine the circumstances that led up to the shooting.

Vancouver Province-- Man injured in police shooting in Smithers after officer dragged down road
Opinion 250-- Police Shooting Near Smithers
Prince George Citizen-- RCMP shoot suspect in Smithers
Update: November 22
Interior News-- Shooting on Highway 16
Opinion 250-- Witnesses Say Four Shots Fired In Smithers Shooting
CFTK TV 7-- Man Shot by Smithers RCMP
Update: November 23
Opinion 250-- Man Shot in Smithers Recovering

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