Man dead/cop hit by truck in Creston
The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Creston where one person has died.
On Dec. 14, at approximately 3:35 a.m., a Creston RCMP officer initiated a traffic stop on a pickup truck which was parked in a driveway. As the officer exited his police vehicle, the truck reportedly reversed striking the officer who fired his weapon in return.
At approximately 3:45 a.m. the truck was located in a ditch with the driver suffering from a gun shot wound. Officers provided medical attention until Emergency Health Services arrived.
The male driver later succumbed to his injuries.
The IIO BC is now investigating police actions in the incident.
As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.
The public should be aware that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC.