Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a police-involved incident in Topley Landing, near Houston, in which one man was shot.
At approximately 3:40 this morning, RCMP responded to a report of two people breaking into a remote lodge. During an interaction with police, a male suspect was shot in the wrist. The man was taken to hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. He has since been discharged.
The IIO has begun an investigation to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions played in the man’s injury.
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.