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Cop Fatally Shoots Off-Duty Officer Donald Sahota After Mistaking Him for Robbery Suspect

An off-duty officer has died in Vancouver, Canada after being shot by police who mistook him for a robbery suspect.

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Donald Sahota, 52, was fatally shot by a Clark County Deputy on Saturday night during the pursuit of a suspected armer robber.

On January 29, police responded to an armed robbery at a Chevron at 9810 NE 117th Avenue.

The suspect had pointed a gun at the worker and demanded money. The suspect then fled in a stolen dark-colored Mercedes,

The robbery suspect was pursued by police and ditched his car after officers successfully deployed spike strips to immobilize the vehicle.

When on foot, the robbery suspect reached the house of officer Sahota. The off-duty officer exited his home and attempted to detain the suspect who then became violent.

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Sahota fumbled his firearm and the robbery suspect stabbed Sahota multiple times and then entered his home.

As Sahota recovered his firearm and attempted to run in his home, Clark County officers arrived at the scene. Not knowing who the suspect was, the County Deputy Sheriff fired several rounds, hitting Officer Sahota. He received medical attention but died of his injuries.

The robbery suspect later surrendered to police.

Stock image of a police car and an image of Donald Sahota. A Clark County Deputy shot and killed an off-duty Vancouver Police Officer after mistaking him for a robbery suspect.
Vancouver Police Department/Getty Images

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