IIO Deploys to Incident in West Kelowna (2019-172)

Case: 2019-172 Incident Date: September 13, 2019 Location: Kelowna Detachment: Kelowna Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, BC – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has deployed investigators to West Kelowna following a police-involved shooting.

RCMP reported that early this morning, September 13, 2019 at approximately 1:00 a.m., West Kelowna RCMP responded to a complaint of a male jumping in front of a vehicle along Westside Road and attempting to hit it with an object.

West Kelowna RCMP reportedly located a male in nearby Bear Creek Provincial Park. The individual was shot by police while they attempted to arrest him. He fled onto a log boom in Okanagan Lake.

Assisted by members of the Kelowna RCMP and working from shore and boat, officers took the individual into custody at approximately 7:21 a.m. He received immediate medical assistance for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.

Background

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.

info@iiobc.ca

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