Winnipeg Police Shoot Vehicle, Officer Hit by Train During Pursuit

Winnipeg Police Shoot Vehicle, Officer Hit by Train During Pursuit

Winnipeg Police Crest

WINNIPEG — Three people are in police custody after officers had to fire shots at a suspect vehicle to prevent being run over on Wednesday night.

Officers originally responded to an assault with a weapon call just after 8:30 p.m. in the area of McLeod Avenue and Raleigh Street.

Police aborted their pursuit of a suspect vehicle when it reached dangerous speeds.

Officers soon caught up to the vehicle stopped in traffic at the intersection of Panet Road and Nairn Avenue. Police set up a containment block, but the vehicle rammed its way through. Officers shot at the vehicle to prevent being run over, where one of the suspects was struck.

The vehicle sped away to the area of Marion Street and Archibald Street, where police say it began driving on the railway tracks. A police supervisor was hit by a moving train during the pursuit, but was treated and released from hospital.

A 23-year-old man was shot by police during the ordeal, but was treated and released from hospital. He remains in custody, along with another male and a female.

Charges haven’t yet been laid.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba has been called in as it relates to a police-involved shooting.

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