Office of Independent Investigations
For immediate release
Surrey, BC – BC’s Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is investigating a police-involved shooting in Vancouver.
On the evening of May 5, 2022, police responded to a complaint at a hotel in the 400 block of East Hastings Street, according to information from the Vancouver Police Department.
When police arrived, a man reportedly had a weapon and police opened fire. The youth who was shot died on the spot.
The IIO was immediately informed and an investigation started.
The IIO is asking anyone with information relevant to the incident to please contact the Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form. iiobc.ca website.
The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency for police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-involved incidents, whether or not there is an allegation of wrongdoing, that results in serious harm or death.