IIO Deployed to Incident in Bonnington, B.C. (2019-034)Case: 2019-034 Incident Date: February 13, 2019 Location: Bonnington Detachment: Kootenay Boundary Regional Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. deployed investigators to Bonnington (also known as South Slocan), B.C. this morning, February 13, 2019.
Early this morning the RCMP reported to the IIO that at shortly after 2 a.m. there was an officer-involved shooting in Bonnington, B.C.
Initial information provided by police indicated that shortly before 2 a.m. the RCMP received a call about shots fired in a residence on Reo Road in Bonnington, B.C. It was reported that a vehicle left the residence.
Shortly after 2 a.m. police identified the vehicle they believed was related to the shooting. During their check of the vehicle there was an interaction with the male driver and an officer discharged his firearm resulting in injuries to the male. Police provided first aid, and EHS transferred the male to hospital where he remains with serious injuries.
The IIO has assigned seven investigators who will be investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.
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