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Quebec police watchdog investigates after man shot by officer in Terrebonne

The BEI said a team of eight investigators is working with a technician from the Sûreté du Québec to determine what happened. TVA

Quebec’s Independent Bureau of Investigation (BEI) is investigating after a police shooting sent a 41-year-old man to hospital early Thursday evening.

The BEI said a woman behind the wheel of a vehicle was stopped at around 5 p.m. by a Terrebonne police officer for a possible driving infraction.

After speaking with her, the police officer returned to his patrol car. A man, who was a passenger in the car, then fled the scene on foot, said the BEI.

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The police officer followed him before reportedly shooting and injuring the man, according to the BEI.

The man was immediately taken to hospital. His condition is not known.

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The BEI said a team of eight investigators is working with a technician from the Sûreté du Québec to determine what happened. They are now tasked with verifying the accuracy of preliminary reports.

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Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the BEI through their website.

The BEI investigates whenever a civilian is injured or killed during a police intervention.

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