IIO Deploys to Fatal Incident in the Village of Granisle, BC (2016-073)

Case: 2016-073 Incident Date: April 21, 2016 Location: Granisle Detachment: Granisle Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Posting

Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of BC is deploying investigators to a fatal incident in the Village of Granisle, in the Northern Interior of B.C.

RCMP report that on April 21, 2016 at about 12:33 pm they were called to a dispute. Police say they arrived and established a perimeter around the subject residence. Contact with the residents was attempted. According to police, two people exited the residence, confronted police and shots were fired. Both people were attended to by paramedics but did not survive.

The IIO will not be providing any information about the deceased; this remains the responsibility of the BC Coroners Service.

No further information or updates will be provided at this time as the IIO independently investigates this incident

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


Marten Youssef
Acting Director, Public Accountability

Aidan Buckley
Communications & Stakeholder Relations Liaison


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