RCMP officers fire shots after car rams cruiser in Surrey
Officers were trying to apprehend the driver of a suspected stolen vehicle
RCMP officers opened fire in Surrey Friday, as they tried to apprehend the driver of a suspected stolen truck.
Officers responding to a report that came in around 12:30 p.m. PT, boxed in a truck in the 7100 block of Hall Road in Surrey.
Surrey RCMP Inspector Bruce Stuart says the driver of the suspect vehicle rammed two police cruisers, prompting officers to open fire, however no one was struck by the bullets.
"Officers were attempting to arrest a number of occupants of a vehicle," said Stuart. "That vehicle backed up and tried to escape, ramming the police vehicles."
"Police officers were in danger and were in fact struck by the vehicle and have been taken to hospital with unknown injuries at this time but we do not believe they are life threatening."
RCMP arrested two men and a woman from the truck
Two officers and one suspect were taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries sustained during the incident.
The Independent Investigations Office, which investigates officer-related incidents of death or serious harm, has been notified, but is not yet involved.
The Surrey RCMP's Serious Crimes Unit continues to conduct the investigation.