IIO Deploys to Officer-Involved Shooting in Salmon Arm (2017-010)

Case: 2017-010 Incident Date: January 30, 2017 Agency: RCMP Location: Salmon Arm Detachment: Salmon Arm Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey – The Independent Investigation Office of B.C. has deployed investigators to an officer-involved shooting in Salmon Arm.

At approximately 12:20 a.m. on January 30, 2017,  RCMP were responding to a call of a theft in progress near the 2300 block of 10th Avenue in Salmon Arm. Officers arrived on the scene and located the subject of the complaint. According to police, the male attempted to escape and was subsequently shot. The male was transferred to hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.

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 provided at this time.

Marten Youssef
Acting Director, Public Engagement & Policy


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