Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating the death of one man following a police-involved shooting north of Walhachin near Kamloops.
Information provided by the RCMP states that at about 5:20 p.m. on August 14, 2022, police responded to a report alleging a man was confining a woman and child.
Members of the Emergency Response Team were deployed, and the man’s vehicle was located on Deadman Vidette Road, about 14 kilometres from the Trans Canada Highway.
At about 3:00 a.m. on August 15, 2022, at least one officer discharged their firearm. It is reported that the man was in possession of a weapon. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.
The woman was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries sustained prior to the police interaction, and the child was uninjured.
The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has deployed investigators to the scene to commence an investigation.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information, 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.