-A police officer killed in the line of duty yesterday in Abbotsford, BC..
Police had been called about a possible stolen vehicle in a mall parking lot around 11:30am—and after the caller blocked the suspect’s vehicle—the suspect climbed out with a shotgun– and began shooting.
Police fired back—and one officer was badly injured.
Here’s police chief Bob Rich:
“The horrible part of the story—is that our injured officer was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived at the hospital. This is a continuing investigation–with many questions still to be answered. Our priority is going to be in supporting the officer’s family–and each other.”
The officer’s name has not been released yet.
The suspect took off in his vehicle—but police were able to take him down.
He’s in his 60’s—and from Alberta.