IIO Appeal for Witnesses to Come Forward in Fatal Qualicum Beach Investigation (2017-126)

Case: 2017-126 Incident Date: October 12, 2017 Detachment: Oceanside Location: Qualicum Beach Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is seeking witnesses to a fatal incident that took place in Qualicum Beach.

At approximately 6:00 a.m. on Thursday Oct 12, 2017, RCMP officers were responding to a report of a male in distress in the 39000 block of Inland Island Highway. A struggle ensued between the male and officers and he was subsequently shot. The male did not survive his injuries and two officers were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

IIO investigators were deployed to the scene and have since been interviewing witnesses, collecting physical evidence, interviewing officers and reviewing medical reports.

The IIO is asking anyone who saw, heard or recorded the incident to contact the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.


Marten Youssef
Director, Public Engagement & Policy

Shannon Brennan
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Liaison

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