IIO deployed to Vancouver to investigate officer involved shooting

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Oct. 29, 2012

SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that investigators have been deployed in response to an officer involved shooting in the city of Vancouver.

On Oct. 29, 2012, at approximately 20:15 hours (8:15 p.m.), Vancouver City Police (VPD) responded to a report in the 400 block of Skeena Street. When police arrived, they were confronted by a male. During the course of this exchange with police, the subject male was shot. He was taken to hospital, however he did not survive his injuries.

At 21:05 hours (9:05 p.m.), the IIO was notified about the incident and has been deployed to the scene. The IIO and the involved police service (VPD) are expected to work co-operatively within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the Chief Civilian Director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012.

Information related to the deceased remains under the jurisdiction of the BC Coroners Service. Further information regarding the IIO investigation will be made available Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012.

As set by the Chief Civilian Director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations and ensure transparency through public reporting.

Learn More:
Independent Investigations Office website: http://www.iiobc.ca/

Kellie Kilpatrick
Independent Investigations Office of BC
604 809-5309

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