IIO Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting Death in Vancouver (2021-006)

Case: 2021-006 Incident Date: January 5, 2021 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Information Bulletin
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. is investigating an early-morning police-involved shooting in Vancouver that left one man dead.

Just before 7:00 am today, Vancouver Police were alerted to an ongoing incident at the intersection of Hastings Street and Princess Avenue.

According to Vancouver Police, a man at the scene was acting erratically and posing a threat to public safety. The incident resulted in the man being shot by officers.

The man was transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries. He has since died.

The IIO is investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the IIO witness line 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.




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