IIO is Investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting in Victoria (2021-060)

Case: 2021-060 Incident Date: March 15, 2021 Agency: Municipal Location: Victoria Detachment: Victoria Police Department 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 Victoria.

Information provided by the Victoria Police Department indicates that on March 15, 2021 at approximately 5:30 a.m., police at the Royal Jubilee Hospital for an unrelated matter responded to a report of a man with a weapon in the emergency area.

When the man was located, an interaction occurred which resulted in one man being shot by police. The IIO is investigating the circumstances surrounding the event.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information regarding 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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