A 51-year-old man shot by police in East Vancouver earlier this evening has now died.
Shortly before 5:00 p.m., police received 9-1-1 calls regarding a distraught man who was standing at the intersection of East 41st Avenue and Knight Street, shouting and waving a 2×4 around.
When police arrived, they were confronted by the man who refused to comply with the officers’ directions. Officers deployed less-lethal bean bag rounds in an attempt to disarm him and take him safely into custody, but eventually the man was shot. He was rushed to hospital, but did not survive.
No officers were injured during the incident.
The IIO has been called in to investigate the circumstances involved in the fatal shooting.