Police shooting hospitalizes man in Burnaby
Neighbours heard yelling and gunshots
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is investigating after a man was apparently shot by police in Burnaby, B.C. just before 2 a.m. PT Wednesday.
The RCMP was responding to a call about a man with a knife, who was refusing to leave the home on the 500 block of Clare Avenue, said RCMP Acting Inspector Keith Bramhill.
"They were confronted by a male who was non-compliant with police directions," said Bramhill.
Neighbours, who did not want their names used, said they heard several shots and heard yelling in a language they believed to be Russian.
RCMP confirmed the man was shot, and then transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police tape cordoned off the entire block on Wednesday morning. Several items, including a chair and a pillow, were strewn across the road.
Bramhill said it was an isolated incident and the public should not be concerned.
Investigators later confirmed they did recover a knife at the scene.
- A previous version of this story mistakenly quoted one of the neighbours using his name.May 14, 2015 5:08 PM PT