RCMP say the Island District Emergency Response Team was assisting Nanaimo RCMP with effecting an arrest of a male at the ferry terminal, in relation to a violent carjacking
incident from another area of the province.
Officials then say the vehicle was stopped by police and a takedown was initiated as the man disembarked from the ferry.
Initial information based on police accounts says the man exited the vehicle with what was believed was a firearm and that shots were fired resulting in the male sustaining serious injuries. He later succumbed to his injuries.
None of the officers or other members of the public were injured in the incident.