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Man seriously injured after being shot by police; IIO investigating

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating after police in Prince George shot a man. The man was seriously injured in the incident.

Information provided by the RCMP states that in the evening on April 26, police responded to a call alleging that a man was attacking others at a residence in 2200-block of Oak Street.

It is reported that when officers arrived, they attempted to take the man into custody. There was an interaction, and shots were fired by police.

The man sustained gunshot injuries and was transported to a hospital for treatment.

The IIO has commenced an investigation, and initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of what occurred during the arrest, and the events leading up to it.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.

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