Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has deployed investigators to an officer-involved shooting in Kamloops.
Initial information provided to the IIO by the RCMP suggests that at approximately 4:30 p.m. officers responded to a report of a suspicious and possibly impaired male approximately 3 km past the Rose Hill Subdivision in Kamloops.
Police attended the location and there was a reported exchange of shots. Sometime later it was discovered the male was deceased and the RCMP notified the IIO of the incident.
Any potential witnesses of this incident are asked to call the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.
Chief Civilian Director of the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. Ron MacDonald will be available for comment before 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.