On Monday, December 4th at approximately 2:40 p.m., Kings District RCMP responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver in the Souris area. A Kings District RCMP officer attended a residence in Rollo Bay in order to follow up with an investigation into the complaint. An altercation between a 33 year-old male and the RCMP officer ensued, in which the RCMP officer was physically assaulted, and the officer discharged his service pistol.
The 33 year-old man was transported by ambulance to Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. The RCMP officer was also transported to Hospital for medical treatment and has since been released.
The RCMP Major Crime Unit has taken over the investigation into this matter. The Serious Incident Response Team from Nova Scotia will be conducting a thorough and objective investigation to determine what took place.