An investigation is underway after a Winnipeg Police Service officer fired a gun at a speeding vehicle on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
Police say that members of the traffic division tried to make a traffic stop near Brazier Street and Johnson Avenue around 11:30 am but the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and continued to drive very slowly away. As patrol units arrived the area to help the driver of the vehicle accelerated directly towards one of the units.
According to police “A service firearm was discharged, striking the suspect vehicle, which subsequently swerved off course and collided with a nearby resident’s garage.”
The suspect was not injured and was placed in custody. Due to unrelated medical issues the male was taken to hospital by ambulance as a precaution.
Police have charged the 39-year-old male for his alleged involvement with two counts of Assault Peace Officer, Flight While Pursued by Peace Officer and Possess Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000.
© News4.ca 2021