Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a fatal incident in Campbell River.
Information reported by the RCMP states that at about 11:30 a.m. on April 2, 2022, police responded to a theft and weapon complaint at a business. Police arrived and it is reported that there was an altercation between a man who was believed to be involved in the complaint and police near the intersection of the 2100-block North Island Highway at Park Road. During the altercation, shots were fired by police.
Emergency Health Services attended, but the man was subsequently pronounced deceased. The cause of death has not yet been determined.
The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and deployed investigators to the scene. The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an independent investigation to determine the circumstances of the death.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.
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.