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Man fatally shot by Vancouver police in robbery; officer, store worker stabbed

Police are seen outside a Canadian Tire store in Vancouver, B.C. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

JONATHAN HAYWARD/THE CANADIAN PRESS

A man was fatally shot by Vancouver police Thursday afternoon after a police spokesman says he confronted officers when they were called to a robbery in progress at a Canadian Tire store.

Sgt. Brian Montague says a police officer was stabbed by the suspect and an employee of the store was also stabbed during the incident.

The injured officer and the employee were in stable condition in hospital and Montague says they are both expected to survive.

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He says police were called to the store near Grandview Highway and Rupert Street in east Vancouver shortly after 3 p.m. when they confronted the suspect as he ran from the Canadian Tire.

The officer was stabbed multiple times.

Montague says the suspect died at the scene.

The Independent Investigations Office said it is investigating what happened.

The provincial police watchdog investigates when there has been a death or serious harm suffered in cases involving police to determine whether an officer may have committed an offence.

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