Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a non-fatal police-involved shooting incident in Prince George where one man has suffered serious injuries.
Information provided by the RCMP states that in the morning on July 11, 2022, police responded to a reported theft near 15 Avenue and Victoria Street in Prince George. It is reported that one man was arrested and taken to the detachment.
Police report that while preparing to lodge the man in cells, there was an altercation during which an officer discharged their firearm.
Emergency Health Services attended and transported the man to the hospital for treatment of gunshot-related injuries.
The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred and has commenced an investigation.
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.
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.