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Winnipeg police officer fires gun during traffic stop for stolen car

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Winnipeg police say an officer was involved in an overnight shooting Monday – Nov 12, 2019

Updated 11:46 a.m.

Winnipeg police say one of their own fired their gun during a traffic stop involving a stolen vehicle Monday night.

The whole thing started when police spotted a stolen car on Pembina Highway near Point Road at about 6:10 p.m.

Police tried to stop the car by boxing it in, but the driver rammed two police cruisers and got away. Police said during this time, an officer fired his gun.

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A passenger in the stolen car opened their door and ran away on foot, and the driver took off in the stolen car, said police.

The stolen car was found later on Corydon Avenue and Queenston Street after it hit a fence.

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Police closed roads around the area.

The Homicide Unit is investigating, say police. Anyone with info should call 204-986-6508.

Original Story:

Academy Road from Elm to Ash Street reopened Tuesday around 6 a.m., after it was shut down by police Monday evening.

A heavy police presence gathered in River Heights around 6 p.m.

Winnipeg police told Global News Tuesday morning that there was an “officer-involved shooting” and that they would release more information later in the day.