Police-involved shooting in Vancouver leads to charges against Coquitlam man

Charges follow police-involved Vancouver shooting

VANCOUVER — Charges have now been laid against a 37-year-old Coquitlam man who was shot by Vancouver Police during a confrontation in December.

Const. Jason Doucette says Christopher Boyda is charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Boyda has been in hospital recovering from injuries suffered six weeks ago at the 29th Avenue SkyTrain station in east Vancouver.

Doucette says Boyda was arrested as he was released from hospital and he remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.

Officers were called to the SkyTrain station during the morning rush on Dec. 19, following reports of a man threatening passengers with a machete.

Police say the man refused orders to drop his weapon and the police-involved shooting occurred a short time later.

The Canadian Press

Canadian Press

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