IIO Deploys to Officer-Involved-Shooting in Kelowna (IIO 2019-017)

Posted January 23, 2019

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has deployed investigators to an officer-involved-shooting in Kelowna.

The RCMP reported that at approximately 3 p.m. on January 23, 2019, officers attempted to apprehend a male in Kelowna. During this interaction, shots were fired by police and the male was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

Any potential witnesses of this incident are asked to call the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.

The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.