Affected person in officer-involved shooting in New Westminster dies in hospital

For Immediate Release
Independent Investigations Office
Nov. 19, 2012

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that an adult male shot by police in New Westminster on Nov. 8, 2012, has died in hospital.

In the early-morning hours of Nov. 8, 2012, the New Westminster Police Department (NWPD) responded to a 911 call concerning shots fired and located an adult male in a parking lot near the Starlight Casino.  Police cordoned off the area and over several hours, attempted to engage the male.  At approximately 10:45 hours, an officer-involved shooting occurred and as a result, the male sustained serious injuries and was transported to hospital.  The IIO was immediately notified and deployed investigative personnel.

On the evening of Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, the IIO was notified that the affected person had died in hospital.  IIO personnel have been in contact with his family and the investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death is ongoing.

The BC Coroners Service remains responsible for identifying the deceased and determining the cause of his death.

The IIO and the involved police service (NWPD) will continue to work within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012.

As set by the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations and ensure transparency through public reporting.

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