[PHOTOS] A police officer shot in downtown Montreal

[PHOTOS] Police officer shot in downtown Montreal


A police officer from the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) was shot late Wednesday evening in Ville-Marie.

The police officers were called to 911 around 11:45 p.m. about a man walking with a gun near Saint-Mathieu and Sainte-Catherine Streets West.

The suspect was quickly located by the police in the intersection of Tupper and du Fort streets. At least one shot was fired in the direction of the police.

A police officer was shot in the lower body and rushed to a hospital, but there is no fear for his life, according to SPVM spokesperson.

Moments later, a suspect with lower body injuries was arrested near Hope Avenue and René-Lévesque Boulevard.

A firearm was found not far from the place of the arrest, said officer Véronique Comtois, adding that the suspect's injury is still under investigation.

An important security perimeter was erected in the area, while the investigation was transferred to the Bureau of Independent Investigations (BEI) which will have to elucidate this case.