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: Open - Investigation in Progress
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.