IIO Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting in Vancouver (2021-004)

Case: 2021-004 Incident Date: January 2, 2021 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm 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 a police-involved shooting in Vancouver on Saturday evening that left one man injured.

According to the Vancouver Police, officers responded to a report of a man with a rifle in a residential building near Princess Avenue and Powell Street around 7:00 pm. They set up a containment area, evacuated the building and began negotiations. At approximately 9:00 pm, a member of the Emergency Response Section fired at the suspect when he exited a suite in the building.

The man was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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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