A man in his 40s is dead following an exchange of gunfire with Vancouver police officers Wednesday (April 28) night.
The department says officers were called to an apartment building near Commercial Drive and East 5th Avenue just after 8:30 p.m. for an alleged assault. It says when they arrived there was an interaction that led to the exchange of gunfire.
The man suspected of the assault subsequently died. One police officer was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
B.C.’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating.