The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIOBC) is looking into a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened early Thursday morning in Qualicum Beach.
According to police, Oceanside RCMP were called to help Emergency Health Services (EHS) shortly after 6 AM. They were responding to reports of a man who had stabbed himself in a vehicle on Highway 19 near Horne Lake Road.
EHS told police that they would wait for their arrival. While on route, RCMP were informed that the man was running down the highway while someone was trying to restrain him. In a release. RCMP say there was eventually a struggle between the man and police and then shots were fired by officers.
The 35-year-old man succumbed to his injuries and two police officers suffered minor injuries during the confrontation. They were taken to hospital.
Police say as the IIOBC investigates, no further details will be released. The man’s name has not been released.
Anyone with further details about the incident is asked to contact the IIOBC at 1-855-446-8477.