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Man in serious condition after being shot by police officer

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after being shot by a Prince George RCMP officer Monday morning.

Shortly before 7 a.m. on Monday May 31, a frontline officer of the Prince George RCMP was conducting an investigation in the area of 15th Avenue and Victoria Street in Prince George.

Police say during the investigation a physical altercation occurred between the officer and male suspect. During the altercation, the officer discharged his firearm. The man was transported to hospital via BC Ambulance, with serious injuries.

Police are currently on scene investigating. The suspect is facing a possible charge of assaulting a police officer with a weapon.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has asserted jurisdiction and will be investigating police actions in this incident.

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