Monday , June 21 2021

IIO investigates lethal police-based shooting on Vancouver Island



A man has died after a confrontation with Shawnigan Lake RCMP on Saturday afternoon.

Mounties said they were called to a home at the 1100-Mill Bay Road in an assault investigation, adding that it was their intention to arrest a man.

When they entered the home, the officers said the man "advanced on them with a lace weapon".

The police tried to distribute a Taser but failed and instead kicked the man.

The man was taken to hospital and has subsequently suffered from his injuries. No one else was hurt.

The Independent Investigation Office has been notified and will investigate the incident.

The person who has information is asked to call IIO at 1-855-446-8477.


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