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The suspect in the stabbing death of a Burnaby RCMP officer was shot by the officer before she died, according to a spokesperson for the Independent Investigations Office of B.C.

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Const. Shaelyn Yang, 31, was fatally stabbed Tuesday morning while helping a city parks employee check on a man living in a tent at Broadview Park.

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Postmedia learned the officer was with city parks staff checking on a tent in the 4000-block of Gilmore Avenue just before noon. A civilian found the officer critically wounded and called 911.

Responding officers found a suspect, who was already shot and wounded. He was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital and is believed to be in stable condition.

On Wednesday morning, the IIO, which which investigates deaths or serious injuries involving police, confirmed the man was shot by the officer.

Burnaby RCMP handcuff a man after a police officer was stabbed on Tuesday morning.
Burnaby RCMP handcuff a man after a police officer was stabbed on Tuesday morning. Photo by NICK PROCAYLO /PNG

Ron MacDonald, chief civilian director, said he was not certain of the number of shots fired by the officer. The man is expected to survive.

MacDonald said the IIO has “excellent” video evidence from a camera on a building near the park’s athletic field. He expects the IIO’s investigation to wrap up “sooner rather than later.”

He could not comment on how the incident unfolded or the suspect’s mental state.

A witness driving by Tuesday said they saw more than 15 police officers and paramedics perform CPR on a person before loading them onto a stretcher.

Police placed a man in handcuffs before he, too, was loaded onto a stretcher.

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