IIO Investigating Fatal Shot Involving Policemen on Vancouver Island


One man died after a clash with Shawnigan Lake RCMP Saturday afternoon.

Mounties said they were called to a house on the 1100 block of Mill Bay Road in connection with an assault investigation, adding that it was their intention to arrest a man.

When they entered the house, the officers said that the man "advanced on them with a sharp weapon".

The police attempted to deploy a Taser, but it was unsuccessful and instead shot the man.

The man was taken to hospital and has since succumbed to injuries. No one else was injured.

The Independent Investigation Office has been notified and will investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is required to call the IOI at 1-855-446-8477.


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