Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has deployed investigators to an officer-involved shooting in New Westminster.
New Westminster Police reported that on February 24, 2019 at approximately 9:40 p.m., police responded to a report of a male threatening to cause self-harm at 805 Boyd Street.
The male was believed to be in possession of a firearm. It is reported that there was an interaction with police and shots were fired. The male did not survive his injuries.
Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO at 1-855-446-8477
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.