B.C.'s police watchdog responds to shooting in Vancouver
Vancouver police say officers shot distraught man who confronted them with a knife
The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. responded to a shooting near a residence on West 18th Avenue between Manitoba and Ontario streets Saturday afternoon, which left a man in critical condition in hospital.
The IIO conducts investigations into officer-related incidents where someone is killed or seriously hurt.
Officer-Involved Shooting: Just after 4:30 pm today, officers encountered a distraught man with a weapon. <a href="https://t.co/9dtTXKIIzU">https://t.co/9dtTXKIIzU</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VPD?src=hash">#VPD</a>—@VancouverPD
The Vancouver Police Department says around 4:30 p.m. PT officers encountered a distraught male in his early 30s , who they say confronted them with a weapon.
A release from VPD says officers tried to negotiate with the man and use "less-lethal options" to disarm him.
The suspect was ultimately shot however and then rushed to hospital.
The VPD says he is in critical condition, while no officers were physically injured.