A Montreal police officer is in hospital after being shot during an altercation with a motorist.
Const. Jean-Pierre Brabant, a police spokesperson, said the officer was shot in the upper body after pulling over a vehicle on Crémazie Blvd. just before 4 p.m.
The incident occurred near the city’s Marché Central shopping complex, just south of Highway 40, in the Parc-Extension neighbourhood.
Brabant said the officer was conscious on the way to the hospital and that they were awaiting an update on his status.
A tweet from the SPVM said the officer was seriously injured.
Le <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/SPVM?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#SPVM</a> confirme qu’un de ses policiers a été blessé sérieusement lors d’une intervention dans le secteur de Parc-Extension. Une opération policière est en cours. D’autres détails suivront. <a href=”https://t.co/NF69vOUSPe”>pic.twitter.com/NF69vOUSPe</a>
No arrests have been made. There is a major police operation underway in the area.
Brabant said officers are searching for the suspect.