IIO Investigating Police-Involved Shooting in Saanich (2023-116)

Case: 2023-116 Incident Date: April 28, 2023 Agency: Municipal Location: Saanich Detachment: Saanich Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a police-involved incident in Saanich on Friday night in which one man was seriously injured.

Saanich Police report that at approximately 9:00 pm on April 28, 2023, officers stopped a vehicle near the 4100 block of Highway 17 (Patricia Bay Highway) for investigation into the breach of a conditional sentence order. During an interaction with police, the driver was shot. He was transported to hospital, where he underwent surgery; he is currently in stable condition in the ICU.

The IIO has begun an investigation to confirm the details of what occurred during the traffic stop and to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions played in the man’s injuries.

The IIO asks anyone with relevant information about this incident to contact the witness line toll free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form at iiobc.ca.


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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