A man has died following a police-involved shooting at the Departure Bay ferry terminal in Nanaimo Tuesday morning.
RCMP, along with an Emergency Response Team, were attempting to arrest a man at the terminal in relation to a violent carjacking from another area of the province.
Police said the carjacking originated in Penticton on Monday night with the local driver in that attack suffering serious but non-life threatening injuries.
RCMP said the vehicle was tracked and stopped as the suspect disembarked from the ferry. The Independent Investigations Office says attempts were made to engage with the male driver and during the course of that interaction the sound of shots were heard.
The male did not survive his injuries.