IIO is Investigating a Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting in Vancouver (2023-033)

Case: 2023-033 Incident Date: February 9, 2023 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of one man.

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department states that this evening (February 9, 2023), police responded to a report of a man near the north end of the Granville Street Bridge behaving erratically.

There was an interaction between the man and police, and shots were fired by police. The man was subsequently pronounced deceased.

The IIO has commenced an investigation and deployed investigators to the area. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of what occurred during the altercation between police and the deceased.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information, or dashcam or other video footage 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.


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