IIO Seeking Witnesses to Officer-Involved-Shooting in Kelowna (2019-017)Case: 2019-017 Incident Date: January 23, 2019 Location: Kelowna Detachment: Kelowna Agency: RCMP Incident Classification: Serious Harm Case Status: Closed - With Public Report
Independent Investigations Office|
For Immediate Release
Surrey – The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is seeking witnesses to an officer-involved-shooting in Kelowna.
The RCMP reported that at approximately 3 p.m. on January 23, 2019, officers attempted to apprehend a male in Kelowna. During this interaction, shots were fired by police and the male was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
Although the IIO has some civilian witnesses, anybody who saw, heard or may have footage of the incident is asked to contact the IIO witness line even if they have already spoken to police. IIO witness line 1-855-446-8477.
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.