No charges against Winnipeg officers who shot 9 times and wounded getaway driver

Two Winnipeg police officers who shot and wounded a fleeing suspect will not be criminally charged, after the conclusion of an investigation by Manitoba's police watchdog.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba's final report released Wednesday reveals two Winnipeg Police Service officers shot their guns nine times during a short high-speed pursuit in January 2019.

The incident began when police were responding to a complaint of an attempted stabbing in the northeast part of the city, investigators wrote. The report said the three suspects left in a vehicle and the man behind the wheel refused to stop, which led to a chase.

Two cruisers initially not involved tried to block and contain the runaway vehicle by stopping in front and behind it, around Nairn Avenue and Panet Road.


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