IIO Seeks Witnesses to August 31 Police-Involved Shooting in Quesnel (2021-245)Case: 2021-245 Incident Date: August 31, 2021 Detachment: Quesnel Location: Quesnel 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 BC is seeking witnesses to an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the early morning hours of August 31, 2021 at Carson Avenue and Kinchant Street in Quesnel, leaving one person dead.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video to contact the witness line toll free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the IIO contact form at iiobc.ca.
As detailed in an August 31 release, police fired shots after conducting a check on a vehicle parked in a lot in the 400-block of Carson Avenue. The vehicle’s occupant was transported to hospital, where they were pronounced dead.
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.