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Man fatally shot by Quesnel RCMP member

A man was shot and killed by Quesnel RCMP early Tuesday morning.

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating the shooting.

Information provided by the RCMP to the IIO indicates that on August 31 at approximately 3:30 a.m., police conducted a check on a vehicle parked in a parking lot at the 400-block of Carson Avenue with one occupant sleeping inside. An interaction occurred between the individual and the officers, and shots were fired by police. The individual was transported to the local hospital where they were pronounced deceased.

According an RCMP press release, “the man reportedly reached for a firearm.”

The IIO was advised of the incident shortly thereafter and has commenced an investigation into the incident.

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