IIO is Investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting Incident in Vancouver (2021-228)

Case: 2021-228 Incident Date: August 17, 2021 Agency: Municipal Location: Vancouver Detachment: Vancouver Police Department Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - Without Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

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

Information provided by the Vancouver Police Department indicates that early in the morning on August 17, 2021, police responded to a call for assistance at a building in the 700-block of Drake Street. When police arrived, there was an interaction with one man and shots were fired by police.

The man sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.*

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.


*Correction: it was initially reported that the man had been released from the hospital in error.

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