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Teen Shot by Police at Winnipeg 7-Eleven Charged

December 9, 2019 1:04 PM | News

7-Eleven Police Shooting

A Winnipeg police officer points his firearm at a suspect outside of a 7-Eleven store on Thursday, November 21, 2019. (FACEBOOK)

Winnipeg police have charged a 16-year-old boy after an officer shot the suspect outside of a 7-Eleven convenience store on November 21.

Police were responding to a robbery in progress at the store just after 5:30 p.m. located at Ellice Avenue and Arlington Street.

Officers encountered a teen with a knife and demanded several times that he drop the weapon. Video from the scene shows the suspect advance towards the officer with his hand in the air.

Police opened fire and the teen was taken to hospital in critical condition. As of Monday, he remains in critical, but stable condition.

One officer was injured during the ordeal, but treated and released from hospital.

The suspect has been charged with robbery and possession of a weapon.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is looking into the incident.