IIO is Investigating a Police-Involved Shooting in Duncan (2023-087)Case: 2023-087 Incident Date: March 28, 2023 Location: Duncan Detachment: North Cowichan/Duncan Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a police-involved shooting that resulted in one man sustaining a serious injury.
Information provided by the RCMP states that in the evening on March 28, 2023, police responded to a report of a man operating construction machinery, a skid-steer loader, in the residential area around Evans Park and nearby Parkside Place in Duncan.
It is reported that there was contact between the loader and police vehicles. An interaction followed, and shots were fired by police.
The man was transported to a hospital for treatment of a serious, life-threatening injury.
The IIO has commenced an investigation, and initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of the interaction between the man and police.
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.