IIO is Investigating a Police-Involved Shooting in Tsay Keh Dene (2024-082)

Case: 2024-082 Incident Date: April 10, 2024 Agency: RCMP Location: Tsay Keh Dene Detachment: Tsay Keh Dene 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 in Tsay Keh Dene north of Prince George.

Information provided by the RCMP states that on the evening of April 9, 2024, police responded to a call of shots fired at a residence in the Tsay Keh Dene First Nation.

It is reported that when police arrived, the man was located with a weapon and entered another nearby residence.

The Emergency Response Team attended early in the morning on April 10, 2024. The man subsequently exited the residence while reportedly in possession of a weapon. Shots were fired by police, and the man sustained gunshot-related injuries.

The man was transported to a hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it happened and initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details leading up to and during the interaction with police, as well as whether any force used was necessary, proportionate, and justified under the circumstances.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information about 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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