Man dead, officer injured after police-involved shooting in Surrey, B.C.
Published Saturday, July 18, 2015 11:18AM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, July 18, 2015 3:29PM EDT
British Columbia's independent investigation team is looking into a shooting incident in Surrey, B.C., that left one man dead and a police officer injured.
The RCMP said the incident happened at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, when police responded to reports of a suicidal man yelling on the streets in the city’s south end.
Officers found the man and a "physical struggle ensued," the RCMP said in a statement.
An officer shot the man, who died from the wound.
One of the officers involved was also wounded by a gunshot, and transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The RCMP said the officer is expected to be released later today.
It is unclear who shot the officer, and the RCMP said the circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.
No one else was injured during the altercation.
The Independent Investigation Office of British Columbia – which investigates incidents of serious harm or death involving police – is now looking into the case.
"The Surrey RCMP are working with the IIO BC with respect to the fatal police involved shooting," Surrey RCMP Operations Officer Supt. Dave Attfield said in a statement.
"Additional resources have been called in to assist, the scene has been secured and we anticipate that public access to the South Surrey office will be restricted in order to support the on-going investigation."
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call the investigation office at 1-855-446-8477 (TIPS).