A man died after a police-involved shooting at the Patricia Hotel in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on Thursday, according to police.
According to a statement, police were called to the Patricia Hotel at East Hastings and Dunlevy Avenue just after 4 p.m. PT for complaints of an attack using a weapon.
According to the statement, a man “confronted” responding officers inside the hotel.
“An altercation ensued and shots were fired,” police stated, but did not elaborate.
According to the statement, a man in his forties died on the scene.
The British Columbia Independent Investigations Office is now investigating. All officer-related incidents that result in significant harm or death are investigated by the office.