IIO Concludes Investigation into a June 2022 Death in Mission (2022-146)Case: 2022-146 Incident Date: June 27, 2022 Detachment: Mission Location: Mission Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has concluded investigation 2022-146 into the death of a man in Mission.
Shortly before 10:00 a.m. on June 27, 2022, police responded to a call from a bystander who heard a woman yelling for someone to call 911 from a residence in the area of Maple Street and 5th Avenue. Upon arrival, a woman let police into the home.
As police searched the home, a man within the residence sustained a self-inflicted gunshot injury. Medical assistance was provided, and he was airlifted to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased the following day. Forensic examination confirmed that no shots were fired by police during the incident.
The Chief Civilian Director has reviewed the evidence – including video footage, forensic scene analysis, civilian witness statements, medical information, and police records – and determined that neither police actions nor inactions were responsible for the man’s death.
The IIO investigation is now concluded.
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.
If you are in crisis, help is available:
- Call 310-6789 to be connected to the crisis centre nearest you (no area code required)
- Crisis Services Canada: crisisservicescanada.ca
- British Columbia: crisislines.bc.ca
- Vancouver and surrounding areas: crisiscentre.bc.ca
- Vancouver Island: vicrisis.ca
- VictimLinkBC: 1-800-563-0808