Office of Independent Investigations
For immediate release
Surrey, BC – BC’s Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Campbell River.
On June 13, 2022 at 1:45 a.m., police responded to a report of a possible hostage-taking homicide at the marina, according to information from the RCMP. Officials, including emergency response team members, attended the marina and confirmed there were no hostages.
Police reportedly spoke with the man who called police first and was said to be in possession of a weapon. Shots were fired and the man died on the spot.
The IIO was notified shortly after the incident and IIO investigators were deployed to Campbell River.
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.