Independent Investigations Office called in for police-involved fatal shooting in Vancouver

A man in his 40s died at the Patricia Hotel on Hastings Street after police fired gun shots.

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The Independent Investigations Office has been called in to probe a police-involved shooting in Vancouver Thursday night.

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Vancouver police responded to a complaint at a hotel in the 400-block of East Hastings Street inside the Patricia Hotel shortly after 4 pm, according to the VPD.

Police said officers were confronted by a man and an altercation ensued. Shots were then fired, and a man in his 40s died.

In a news release Friday, the IIO confirmed a man reportedly had a weapon and shots were fired by police. The IIO says its team was notified shortly thereafter and has launched an investigation.

The IIO is asking anyone with relevant information to contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.

ticrawford@postmedia.com

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