IIO is investigating an incident in Chilliwack (2020-100)

Case: 2020-100 Incident Date: May 25, 2020 Location: Chilliwack Detachment: Chilliwack Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

Information Bulletin
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

IIO Investigates Police-Involved Incident in Chilliwack (IIO 2020-100)

Surrey. B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. has deployed a team to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Chilliwack.

On Saturday, May 23 at approximately 5:30 pm, Chilliwack RCMP received a report of a man with a firearm at a residence in the 46000 block of Christina Drive.

When police arrived, the man reportedly shot at them. Uninjured, the officers called the RCMP Emergency Response Team. After approximately 6 hours of attempted negotiations, shots were fired by police. Advanced Life Support was called, and the man died at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.

 Background

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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