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Yahk, BC Police Shooting Injures Man

10/03/2012 07:09 EDT | Updated 09/30/2013 09:57 EDT
CRANBROOK, B.C. - A six-person team from B.C.'s newly formed civilian police investigation office has arrived in Cranbrook to investigate a police-involved shooting.

A man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after a Cranbrook RCMP officer fired at least one round while trying to stop a suspected stolen vehicle.

The incident happened at around 10 p.m. Tuesday after the Mountie spotted an SUV believed to have been involved in a car jacking in Creston earlier in the day.

A woman in the SUV was not hurt and both she and the injured man remain in custody.

The case is the third for the Independent Investigations Office since it was officially launched in B.C. last month.

The IIO provide civilian oversight into police-related incidents involving death or serious harm.

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