Mounties shoot man in Revelstoke who allegedly entered police cruiser

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A man was shot and killed by an RCMP officer in Revelstoke on Sunday night.

According to B.C. RCMP spokesman Staff Sgt. Kris Clark, late on Aug. 27 the Revelstoke RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle.

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Clark said police were able to locate the vehicle and during attempts to stop it there was contact between the stolen vehicle and a police vehicle.

“The man exited the vehicle and after a brief foot chase reportedly entered the police vehicle,” he said.

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“One officer discharged their firearm striking the man.”

The man was taken to hospital, where he later died.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the shooting, which occurred on Victoria Road East.

“Information provided by the RCMP states that around 11:48 p.m. police responded to a call involving a stolen vehicle,” an IIO statement read.

“Officers then encountered the affected person in a vehicle, there was an interaction, and shots were fired by police.

“Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of what occurred leading up to and during the interaction with police, and what role the officer’s actions or inaction may have played in the person’s death.”

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