IIO Deploys to an Officer-Involved Shooting in Vancouver (2016-100)

Case: 2016-100 Incident Date: May 24, 2016 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Posting

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of BC has deployed investigators to an officer-involved shooting in Vancouver.

According to Vancouver Police Department, officers responded to a call about a car on fire in the area of Hastings and Cassiar St. in Vancouver. Upon arrival, police report they were confronted by a male affected person who was in possession of a knife. Shots were fired, the man was taken into custody and has since been transported to hospital with injuries.

IIO Investigators will be conducting standard tasks including obtaining physical evidence from the scene, interviewing any civilian witnesses and designating and interviewing officers.

Any potential witnesses are asked to call the IIO info line at 1-855-446-8477.

No further information or updates will be provided at this time.

Marten Youssef
Acting Director, Public Engagement & Policy

Aidan Buckley
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Liaison

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