March 12, 2017 10:52 am
Updated: March 12, 2017 4:12 pm

BEI investigates after police officer injured, taxi driver shot

Quebec's Bureau of independent investigations is investigating after a 60-year-old taxi driver, who allegedly rammed two people with his vehicle--including a police officer, was shot and injured by Montreal police. Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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Quebec’s Bureau of independent investigations (BEI) is investigating after a 60-year-old man was shot by police in Montreal.

Preliminary reports indicate that a taxi inspector attempted to intercept a taxi driver in the overnight hours of Saturday to Sunday.

The driver allegedly refused to stop and instead rammed the inspector with his vehicle.

The inspector managed to call 911 for help.

Officers called to the scene were able to track down the suspect a short distance away.

A female police officer then approached the taxi driver, who ran her down with his vehicle.

That’s when other officers opened fire and shot the suspect.

Both the taxi driver and the police officer were injured but are expected to recover.

As per protocol, nine investigators with the BEI were dispatched to Montreal to look into the matter. The BEI is called in whenever someone is injured or killed during an intervention involving police.

Two technicians with the Sûreté du Québec were also asked to assist BEI investigators.

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