One police officer has died and two other officers are in hospital with serious injuries after a shooting incident in Coquitlam today. A suspect has also been taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
On September 22, Ridge Meadows RCMP were executing a search warrant on a residence near the intersection of Pine Tree Way and Glen Drive in Coquitlam. While there, the attending officers became engaged in an altercation with a man which resulted in multiple officers being injured and the man being shot.
Emergency Health Services transported all injured to hospital, but one of the officers was shot and succumbed to their injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been deployed and will assume conduct of the investigation into the officer’s death and the injuries to the other officers.
The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia will concurrently investigate the actions of police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at email@example.com.