Winnipeg police officer shoots suspect following report of man with a gun
Winnipeg police say one of their officers shot a suspect Monday following a brief traffic pursuit that ended in a crash.
Police said the pursuit lasted less than a minute, and a number of people from the vehicle were put under arrest.
Shayne Gervais was working inside a nearby shot when he heard shots being fired.
“It was very rapid, a loud burst, and then it was over,” he said.
He saw officers circling and helping a man lying on the ground who wasn’t moving.
“I saw them bring him a pillow and put it under his head. They all had gloves on and were working on him.”
Chief Danny Smyth said the adult male who was shot was rushed to hospital where he was undergoing surgery.
Const. Rob Carver said no police officers were hurt.
As is protocol in all officer-involved shootings, Manitoba’s Independent Investigations Unit will take over the investigation.
News from © Canadian Press Enterprises Inc. 2017
Subscription CentreNew Subscription Already a Subscriber Customer Service View Digital Magazine Renew
A false misunderstanding of segregationThere has been much debate in the news, social media…
Q&A with Chief Marlo Pritchard, Weyburn Police ServiceWeyburn Police Service is currently celebrating 60 years since its…
The future of police recruiting in EdmontonAs the police organization for one of Canada’s fastest growing…
Manslaughter charges against alleged fentanyl dealers piling up across CanadaDenise Lane searches her mind for fond memories of her…
CTOA 2017 Open House
October 20, 2017
IACP Annual Conference and Tradeshow
October 21-24, 2017
Serving with Pride – Out of the Blue - gala and silent auction
October 21, 2017
Human Trafficking in Our Backyard
October 24-25, 2017