In a distressing incident, a man was shot by a police officer in the vicinity of Corn Alley in St. John’s on Thursday.
The individual had reportedly assaulted the officer, causing the law enforcer to sustain head injuries.
The situation escalated to the point where the officer discharged their weapon, leading to the man’s hospitalization.
The exact factors that triggered the confrontation remain uncertain.
Law enforcement is investigating the incident to shed light on the circumstances that led to this unfortunate altercation.
The aftermath serves as a reminder of the complex and sometimes perilous nature of police encounters in the community.