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Armed suspect arrested after “Police-involved shooting” and police service dog injured

Armed suspect in custody after “Police-involved shooting”, police service dog recovering from injuries

52 year old man in custody and hospital after “police involved” shooting in the Commercial Drive and East 2nd Avenue of East Vancouver.

At 8:45 p.m. on Saturday night, Vancouver Police were responding to a report of someone breaking in to a building near Gore Avenue and Railway Street.

Wenn police arrived they attempted to stop a vehicle that was leaving the area. The driver allegedly didn’t stop drove to the area of Commercial Drive and East 2nd Avenue, where shots were fired, according to Sergeant Steve Addison.

In the Police news release there is no details about who fired the shots, but it does say officers found a gun on the suspect. The statement said no officers were injured and Due to the serious injury to the suspect, VPD has notified the Independent Investigations Office, of what is being described as a “police-involved shooting.””

A 52-year-old man, who was armed with a gun, was injured in the interaction. He was taken to hospital where he remains in custody and under guard.

No police officers were physically injured. A police service dog received medical treatment and is expected to recover.

The suspect is being treated for his injuries in hospital while a police service dog is reportedly also being treated for injuries from the incident.

Due to the serious injury to the suspect, VPD has notified the Independent Investigations Office.

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