BC RCMP has just confirmed that a man involved in a police shooting at the Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo Tuesday morning has succumbed to his injuries.
RCMP officers and the Island District Emergency Response Team were tracking a suspect who was involved in a violent car-jacking in another part of the province.
He was disembarking the ferry at the Departure Bay terminal in Nanaimo when police intercepted him.
During the attempted arrest, the man produced what police believed to be a firearm and shots were fired resulting in the suspect sustaining serious injuries to which he succumbed later on.
“Initial information based on police accounts is that the male exited the vehicle, with what police believed was a firearm,” RCMP said in a news release.
No other individuals or officers were injured during the encounter.
As of the time of publication, BC Ferries vessels are operational between Departure Bay and Horseshoe Bay, but the company advises travellers to expect delays because of the incident.
Anyone who witnessesed the incident is asked to contact the Independent Investigation Office of BC at 1-855-446-8477.
— BC Ferries (@BCFerries) May 8, 2018