An independent police watchdog agency is investigating the events surrounding the arrest of two suspects where gunshots were fired in Cranbrook on Monday. Nov 9.
RCMP officers attended a house 200-block of 16th Avenue North at 4:45 p.m. as part of an ongoing investigation , according to a press release from the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C.
Cbk RCMP have arrested two people in connection to a firearms incident in the 200 block of 16th St N. No other suspects believed involved. More details to follow.
— Cranbrook RCMP (@CranbrookRCMP) November 10, 2020
Two people left the residence and reportedly tried to drive away in a vehicle. RCMP officers attempted to stop them, and shots were fired.
The two suspects continued driving for a short distance, before being involved in a collision and fleeing on foot, according to the IIO. Both suspects were found and taken into custody, one with the help of a police service dog, and taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The IIO investigation will examine what role, if any, police actions or inaction played in the injuries.
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