IIO Deployed to Burnaby

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it has sent investigators to Burnaby after being notified of an incident involving the RCMP.

On March 1, 2015, shortly before 3 a.m., officers driving on patrol observed what appeared to be a robbery in progress at the 7-11 near Canada Way and Edmonds.

According to police, officers engaged two males and attempted to effect an arrest.  During this interaction, shots were fired and the two males subsequently fled the area in a vehicle. That vehicle was located after it crashed near Canada Way and Rosewood Avenue.

One of the males, the affected person, was taken into custody. He is believed to have sustained a gunshot injury and is in hospital receiving medical treatment. The other individual was subsequently taken into custody without incident.
The IIO was notified at 3:18 a.m. and has sent a team of investigators to the scene at the 7-11 and at the site of the collision. IIO investigators will be conducting standard investigative activities including locating and interviewing any civilian witnesses and securing video from the area. Traffic may be impacted by the road closure throughout the morning.

The RCMP remains responsible for the concurrent investigation into the actions of the affected person and any other persons involved prior to the incident.

Due to the preliminary stages of the investigation, no other information will be provided at this time.

Contact:  kellie.kilpatrick@iiobc.ca


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