World News – CA – Watchdog called in shooting involving Delta police officer in Langley, BC

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BC Civilian police watchdog, the Independent Bureau of Investigations, examines a shooting involving a police officer in which officers from Delta to Langley tried to arrest two suspects on Wednesday night

A witness told Global News that around 7 p.m. at 200 Street and 24 Avenue he heard the sound of a crash and several « pops » that sounded like gunshots

Another witness said he saw an unmarked police vehicle with two Delta policemen inside a suspicious vehicle A suspect appears to have been shot in the leg, they said

In a statement released to media late Wednesday night, Delta Police said they were in Langley on « a matter relating to a serious investigation the week before, » when officers attempted to arrest two men

The statement goes on to say that during the attempted arrest the two suspects « suffered non-life threatening injuries » prior to their arrest No civilians were injured in the incident and no police were injured

The Independent Bureau of Investigations issued a media bulletin Wednesday evening explaining that information received from the Delta Police Department indicates that at approximately 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, « Delta agents were investigating near 200 Street and 24 Avenue As he attempted to arrest two men linked to the investigation, shots were fired by police which hit one of the men Both men sustained non-life threatening injuries during the interaction and were taken to a local hospital for treatment »

RCMP have now taken over the Delta Police investigation into the two men, in conjunction with the IOI investigation

The IOI is asking anyone who saw, heard or recorded the arrest of the man to contact the IOI witness line toll free at 1-855-446-8477, or through the contact form on the iiobc website ca

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Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Bureau of Independent Investigations, Langley City, Delta Police Department, British Columbia, Constable

World news – CA – Watchdog called out in the shooting of a Delta police officer in Langley, BC


SOURCE: https://www.w24news.com

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