A shooting involving the Canadian Pacific Railway Police Service marks the first time in more than three decades one of its officers has discharged a firearm, with the rare event sparking confusion about which B.C. agency was supposed to investigate the use of force.
A Lower Mainland homicide unit in a written statement said Mission RCMP received a complaint at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday that a man had stolen a knife and merchandise from a grocery store. The man was then seen heading toward a Canadian Pacific Railway track.
"It is early in the investigation, but it is believed a CP Police Service officer engaged with the suspect and shots were fired," the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team statement read. "The suspect then fled police and was arrested by Mission RCMP officers a short distance away."