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 Ucluelet where one woman was seriously injured.
At about 5:15 p.m. on May 8, 2021, police responded to a 911 call reporting a disturbance and man in need of medical attention at a residence in the 600-block of Albert Road. A man and woman were found by police at the residence, and an interaction with the woman occurred in which shots were fired by police. As the details of this interaction are related to proceedings currently the subject of a concurrent police investigation, more details cannot be provided at this time.
The woman sustained gunshot injuries and has since recovered.
The CCD has reviewed the evidence – including statements from the affected person and civilian witnesses, forensic scene analysis, medical information, and police records – and determined that there are no reasonable grounds to believe that any officers has committed an offence. Accordingly, the matter will not be referred to Crown Counsel for consideration of charges.
Due to concurrent police investigation related to the incident, the IIO’s public report will not be released on the IIO website until that process has concluded.
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.