B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a cop-involved shooting in East Vancouver that left a man dead Saturday night.
The shooting happened just after 5 p.m. at East 41st and Knight streets, according to police.
Officers were called to the intersection for reports of a man behaving erratically and waving around a piece of wood commonly known as a two-by-four.
When the suspect didn't comply with officials, they tried to disarm him using bean-bag rounds, according to Const. Brian Montague.
Officers then shot at the man, and he was rushed to hospital where he later died.
Witness Kieran Fogarty told CTV News he saw the suspect walking south on Knight Street holding the two-by-four just before the grisly incident unfolded.