A police-involved shooting incident in Mission has left one man injured. A medical helicopter was called in to transport the injured suspect. / Kevin Mills Photo

UPDATE: CP police officer believed to be involved in Mission shooting that sent one man to hospital

Suspect taken to hospital after being shot during police incident

A man was transported to hospital by air ambulance on Wednesday morning after a police-involved shooting incident in Mission.

The shooting took place near the Canadian Pacific (CP) railway tracks behind Safeway.

According to an RCMP press release, on Nov. 22, at 8:15 a.m., Mission RCMP received a complaint that a man allegedly stole a knife and merchandise from a grocery store in the 32000-block of Lougheed Highway and was last seen walking into nearby bushes.

Police were then told by 911 that the suspect was seen heading toward a Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway track at the back of the grocery store.

It is early in the investigation, but it is believed a CP Police Service officer engaged with the suspect and shots were fired. The suspect then fled police and was arrested by Mission RCMP officers a short distance away.

Emergency Health Services attended the scene. The 33-year-old man was transported to hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

No police officers or other members of the public were injured during the incident.

A section of the railway track was closed temporarily as part of the investigation but has now reopened.

RCMP notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC). The IIO BC does not oversee actions involving the CP Police Service and did not assert jurisdiction in this case.

According to an RCMP press release, this is an unusual circumstance and for that reason, the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team, as an independent police unit, has taken conduct of the investigation.

The Mission RCMP will continue its investigation into the original theft complaint.

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