One man in critical condition after Vancouver police-involved shooting

Police watchdog investigate officer-involved shooting in Vancouver.
WATCH: A man is in hospital in critical condition after being shot by police, now the Independent Investigations Office is looking into the incident. Grace Ke explains.

One man is in critical condition after being shot by Vancouver police Saturday afternoon.

VPD Sgt. Jason Robillard says at around 4:30 p.m., officers came across a distraught man in his early 30s near West 18th Ave. and Manitoba St.

He says the man then confronted officers with a weapon.

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Robillard explains that officers tried to negotiate with the man using non-lethal options to disarm him, but he was subsequently shot.

The man was then rushed to hospital; no officers were hurt in the incident.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has taken over the case.

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