Manitoba police watchdog investigates after Winnipeg officer shoots suspect

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba Police watchdog is investigating after a Winnipeg Police Service officer shot a suspect in a downtown neighborhood.

Manitoba’s Independent Investigation Unit said officers attended a Point Douglas-area residence on Tuesday to execute a warrant when they encountered a man armed with a knife.

The agency said in a statement that an officer fired an electronic stun gun at the man, but the suspect was able to get out of the house and fled from the police.

He says officers located him on a street and told him to drop the knife before an officer fired his gun.

The man was taken to hospital in an unstable condition and was later placed in stable condition.

The unit investigates each time a person is seriously injured by a police officer.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on September 27, 2022.


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