Disturbance Led to Fatal Shooting
Dawson Creek, B.C. – IIO investigators are expected to arrive in Dawson Creek this morning to investigate a fatal police shooting.
Initial reports from the RCMP indicate that around 6:30 last evening Dawson Creek RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance at the BC Hydro Site C open house at the Fixx Urban Grill.
Police were told a man was disrupting the event and damaging property.
When police arrived, they encountered a masked man outside, the man was believed to be connected to the complaint. RCMP say attempts to de-escalate the situation failed, there was a confrontation, and the man was shot.
The male was taken to hospital and died.
No police officers or members of the public were injured during the incident.
The name of the deceased has not been released.
The scene was secured overnight pending the arrival of the IIO.
This is the 5th police shooting in B.C. since April.