ABBOTSFORD (NEWS 1130) — Two people have been charged in connection with an incident at an Abbotsford Cabela’s Friday that ended with an officer shooting a man.
Abbotsford police said on Friday the incident began when they were called to a “theft in progress” at the outdoor gear store. Two men were leaving the store when an officer tried to intervene. That officer was allegedly pepper-sprayed and assaulted before shooting the suspect.
The officer and the suspect both ended up in the hospital.
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Andrew Edmunds and John Moon are now facing a number of charges.
Both have been charged with theft, disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and assaulting a peace officer with a weapon.
Moon was also charged with possessing a weapon for a dangerous purpose. He is still in the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The Abbotsford police officer has been released from the hospital.
The Independent Investigations Office was called in to review the shooting, as they are in all cases when people are shot by police.