A suspect injured in a shooting involving police in Vancouver has now been charged and Global News has learned that a police dog narrowly escaped death during the incident.
Robin Landrew Pryce, 52, is charged with fleeing police, dangerous driving, possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, assaulting a peace officer and using a firearm to commit an offense against a police officer.
Armed suspect injured in Vancouver, BC shooting
On July 16 at around 8:45 PM, Vancouver Police Department responded to a 911 call about a break-in at a building near Gore Avenue and Railway Street.
When an officer tried to stop a vehicle exiting the area, the driver reportedly failed to stop and drove to an area near Commercial Drive and East 2nd Avenue, where, according to Sgt. Steve Addison.
After police dog Jade was deployed to the scene, Global News learned that the suspect allegedly pulled a revolver and shot her in the head – but missed.
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That shot warned her handler to draw his weapon.
The VPD said no police officers were physically injured.
The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, according to police, was treated in hospital with unknown injuries.
Jade received medical treatment and she and her supervisor have since returned to work.
The Independent Investigation Agency, the province’s police watchdog, continues to investigate the incident.
Pryce is due to appear in court on July 26 for a bail hearing.