IIO Concludes Investigation into a May 2023 Police-Involved Shooting Incident in Duncan (2023-124)

Case: 2023-124 Incident Date: May 12, 2023 Location: Duncan Detachment: North Cowichan/Duncan 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 2023-124 into an officer-involved shooting incident where one man sustained an injury.

At about 6:30 a.m. on May 12, 2023, a man driving a Mazda SUV entered the Duncan RCMP detachment parking lot and struck a patrol vehicle. One officer standing on the other side of the police vehicle was struck and injured.

A different officer than the one injured discharged his firearm. The man sustained a single gunshot injury and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

On behalf of the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s General Counsel has reviewed the evidence – including video footage and medical records – and determined that the driver of the Mazda did not sustain serious harm, as defined by the Police Act.

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.


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