IIU looking for witnesses to police shooting [Video]

IIU looking for witnesses to police shooting


The independent body called in to investigate the shooting of a man by Winnipeg police downtown on Monday is looking for witnesses to help with its investigation.

The Independent Investigation Unit of Manitoba is asking for anyone who may have seen, or have video footage, of the shooting in the skywalk at 266 Graham Ave. Monday afternoon to contact its investigators.

The IIU, which investigates all serious incidents involving Manitoba police officers, was called in after a 25-year-old man was shot by an off-duty Winnipeg police officer around noon.

The man was taken to hospital in unstable condition but has since been upgraded to stable, Winnipeg police said Tuesday.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact the IIU toll-free at 1-844-667-6060.

During a media briefing Monday, Winnipeg police Chief Danny Smyth did not say what led to the shooting or if the man was armed.

“I don’t have the details on what brought the officer specifically into the walkway but it’s not unusual for our members to use the walkway either when they’re coming or going to work or when they take breaks,” Smyth said.

Published at Tue, 02 May 2017 22:03:37 +0000