IIO Deploys to Officer Involved Shooting in Burnaby

Posted May 13, 2015

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Burnaby after being notified of an incident involving the RCMP.

According to the RCMP and the information reported to the IIO, at approximately 1:47 a.m. this morning, officers were responding to a complaint of an “unwanted person” at a residence in Burnaby. Officers were advised that the male may have been in possession of a knife.

When officers located the male, he was non-compliant with their directions. The male was subsequently shot. He was taken to hospital for medical treatment. No officers were injured.

The Team Director, Primary Investigator and the IIO Forensic Specialist are at the scene where immediate tasks will include identifying any witnesses and determining what officers were involved. The IIO Forensic Specialist will work with the RCMP to ensure all physical evidence is collected from the scene. At this point in time, the IIO can confirm that the physical evidence includes an edged weapon that has been located and will be recovered. The RCMP will remain responsible for any concurrent investigation into the actions of the affected person and any other persons involved prior to the incident.

As per the MOU, the RCMP will defer all comments to the IIO however due to the preliminary stages of the investigation, information the IIO is able to release is limited. Any updates will be posted to the IIO website.

Independent Investigations Office
Kellie.Kilpatrick@iiobc.ca
Media – 778-988-1041