IIO investigating police-involved shooting incident in Grand Forks
In a media release Monday, the BC RCMP said it has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Grand Forks where one man suffered serious injuries.
The IIO release on its website said that at about 9:50 a.m., on August 13, 2023, police attended a rural residence on Willow Road to follow up regarding the alleged stolen vehicle and encountered a man there who reportedly entered the residence upon police arrival and refused to exit.
Just before 5 p.m., it is reported that the man exited the residence with a weapon when an attending officer discharged a firearm, and the man sustained a serious injury.
The IIO said the man was airlifted to a hospital for treatment, where he remains.
The IIO was notified of the incident shortly after it occurred. Initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of the incident, including the presence of any weapons, and whether the force used during the interaction was reasonable, necessary, and justified under the circumstances.
The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage 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.