IIO Deployed to Fatal Officer Involved Shooting in Castlegar

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release


SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office of BC confirms it is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at 8:00 p.m. this evening in Castlegar.

According to the RCMP, officers were responding to a driving complaint on highway three in the city limits of Castlegar. During an attempted traffic stop a male was subsequently shot by the officer. The affected person was transported to hospital for treatment however did not survive his injuries.

The IIO was notified immediately. A team of five Investigators including a forensic specialist will be traveling to Castlegar arriving likely tomorrow morning. RCMP in Castlegar has secured the scene.

The IIO will work with the RCMP as per the MOU signed by the Chief Civilian Director and all BC police agencies.

The BC Coroners Service has jurisdiction over any and all information related to the deceased.

This information is preliminary and limited at this time. More information will be released as soon as possible.


Independent Investigations Office




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