IIO Deploys to Fatal Incident in Qualicum Beach (2017-126)

Case: 2017-126 Incident Date: October 12, 2017 Detachment: Oceanside Location: Qualicum Beach Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigation Office of B.C. has deployed investigators to a fatal incident in Qualicum Beach.

According to RCMP, on October 12, 2017, at 6:03 a.m., officers were responding to a report of a male in distress in the 39000 block of Inland Island Highway.

RCMP notified the IIO that a struggle ensued between the male and officers and he was subsequently shot by police. He did not survive his 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 at 1-855-446-8477.

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


Marten Youssef
Director, Public Engagement & Policy

Shannon Brennan
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Liaison

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