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Man dead, woman injured in police shooting near Keremeos

A photo of police vehicles blocking Highway 3 near the Sunkatchers RV Park Cooperative in Keremeos.
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A man and woman were shot by police outside of Keremeos this morning and the man did not survive.

It was 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 13 when officers with the RCMP Southeast District Emergency Response Team attempted to arrest the couple for outstanding warrants, according to a media release.

The incident occurred near the 4100 block of Highway 3 near Keremeos.

As officers were trying to enforce the warrants the man was shot by police after he allegedly presented a weapon.

“The incident continued,” the release says, and then the woman was shot as a result of what unfolded, though the police did not offer more detail.

The man died on site and the woman was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit had to be called in to secure the area.

Highway 3 was closed in both directions for several hours this morning.

Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia has also been called in, as it is any time an officer in involved in a death or serious harm. No further information will be released by the RCMP as the investigation is the IIO is now in charge of it.

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