IIO is Investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting in Duncan (2023-124)

Case: 2023-124 Incident Date: May 12, 2023 Location: Duncan Detachment: North Cowichan/Duncan Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Information Bulletin
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release


Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. has deployed investigators to an officer-involved-shooting in Duncan.

The RCMP reported that at approximately 0630 on May 12, 2023, an officer was in the detachment parking lot preparing their vehicle for patrol duties, when a civilian vehicle entered the lot and struck the police vehicle injuring the officer.

Shortly after, a second officer discharged their service pistol striking the suspect.  Both the officer and the suspect were transported to hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The IIO is investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact the IIO witness line at 1-855-446-8477.


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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