A tarp blocks the view of the inside of a car behind the Sandman Hotel in Princeton.

A tarp blocks the view of the inside of a car behind the Sandman Hotel in Princeton.

Delta Police investigating Princeton shooting

Delta Police have been called in to investigate the shooting death of man found inside his car after being pursued by police.

  • May. 25, 2012 1:00 p.m.

Delta Police have been called in to investigate the shooting death of man found inside his car after being pursued by police.

The man took off from a police officer after he was stopped for speeding eastbound on Highway 3 Thursday afternoon.

The car was spotted behind Vermilion Forks Elementary School in the Sandman Hotel parking lot.

Officers heard a gun shot when they approached the car. A dead man was found inside.

RCMP said there is no indication the officers fired their weapons.

It is common for another police detachment to be called in when a death occurs when police officers are present.