IIO is Investigating a Police-Involved Shooting Incident in Prince George (2023-074)

Case: 2023-074 Incident Date: March 16, 2023 Location: Prince George Detachment: Prince George Agency: RCMP 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 a police-involved shooting incident in Prince George that resulted in the death of one man.

Information provided by the RCMP states that this evening (March 16, 2023), police responded to a call at the intersection of Highway 97 and WIllowcale Road. An interaction occurred between the man and police, and the man was shot. He was pronounced deceased a short time later.

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.


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