IIO Reaches Decision in July 2022 Officer-Involved Shooting in Vancouver (2022-180)Case: 2022-180 Incident Date: July 16, 2022 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 Chief Civilian Director (CCD) or the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has concluded an investigation into an officer-involved shooting incident in Vancouver where one man was seriously injured.
In the evening on July 16, 2022, police responded to a 911 call reporting an alleged break-in at industrial premises near the intersection of Gore Avenue and Railway Street. A van was observed leaving the area, and police attempted to stop the vehicle.
An interaction occurred near the intersection of East 2nd Avenue and Commercial Street, and shots were fired. As the details of this interaction are related to proceedings currently before the courts, more details cannot be provided at this time to ensure a fair trial.
The CCD has reviewed the evidence – including statements from the affected person and civilian witnesses, police witnesses, video footage, medical information, and police records – and determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any officer has committed an offence. Accordingly, the matter will not be referred to Crown Counsel for consideration of charges.
Due to concurrent court proceedings related to the incident, the IIO’s public report will not be released on the IIO website until that process has concluded.
Given the matter remains before the courts, the IIO will not comment further at this time.
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.