IIO is Investigating a Police-Involved Shooting in Prince George (2023-112)Case: 2023-112 Incident Date: April 26, 2023 Detachment: Prince George Location: Prince George 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 incident in Prince George that resulted in one man sustaining serious injuries.
Information provided by the RCMP states that in the evening on April 26, 2023, police responded to a call alleging that a man was attacking others at a residence in 2200-block of Oak Street.
It is reported that when officers arrived, they attempted to take the man into custody. There was an interaction, and shots were fired by police.
The man sustained gunshot injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment.
The IIO has commenced an investigation, and initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of what occurred during the arrest, and the events leading up to it.
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.