(Montreal) The Independent Investigations Office is looking into the circumstances of an intervention involving the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) during which a suspect was injured by a police officer’s shot.
Tuesday morning, the SQ Tactical Intervention Group (GTI) intervened in a private residence in Scotstown in Estrie, with the aim of arresting a person in relation to an alleged criminal offense.
The BEI did not indicate which infraction required the intervention of the GTI. However, media reports that the person involved allegedly made threats towards Prime Ministers François Legault and Justin Trudeau.
The Canadian Press was unable to confirm this information.
However, Prime Minister Legault’s office reacted in writing: “We have been informed of the situation. Threats against elected officials, regardless of level and party, are unacceptable and must be denounced. Now, we will not make any comments so as not to harm the work of the police. »
During the operation, a GTI agent allegedly saw the armed suspect through a window and he pointed his weapon in the direction of the door of the residence when the GTI members entered the house.
A police officer allegedly fired in the direction of the individual, causing him injuries.
The suspect was then transported to the hospital where his condition was considered stable.
The BEI is responsible for shedding light on any event where a person, other than a police officer on duty, dies, is seriously injured or injured by a police officer’s firearm during an intervention.