IIO is Investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting in Richmond (2021-271)

Case: 2021-271 Incident Date: October 5, 2021 Agency: RCMP Location: Richmond Detachment: Richmond Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating an officer-involved shooting incident in Richmond.

Information provided by the RCMP indicates that on October 5, 2021 at approximately 1:15 p.m., police received a call regarding a man with a weapon near the 7300 block of Turnill Street. When officers arrived, an interaction occurred, and shots were fired by police.

Emergency Health Services were called, and the man was transported to a local area hospital for treatment.

The details of the interaction between police and the affected person are the subject of IIO investigation, and no additional information can be provided at this time.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information 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.

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.

info@iiobc.ca

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