British Columbia’s police watchdog is investigating after RCMP fatally shot a man at a marina in Campbell River on Monday morning.
At around 1:45 a.m. on June 13th, Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of an alleged homicide with potential hostages at Discovery Harbour along Spit Road.
When officers, including the Vancouver Island Emergency Response Team and crisis negotiators, arrived on scene, there were no longer any hostages, the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC said in a statement.
RCMP then spoke to the man who was the subject of the police report and was allegedly armed with a weapon, according to the statement.
“Shots were fired, and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene,” the IIO said, noting its investigators have been deployed to the area.
This isn’t the IIO’s first investigation in Campbell River this year. On April 2nd, police fatally shot a man along Park Road following a theft and weapon complaint at a local business.
Anyone with information about the marina incident is urged to call the IIO’s Witness Line at 1 (855) 446-8477 or reach out via the contact form on its website.
Campbell River RCMP Major Crimes Unit is also running a concurrent investigation into the homicide, asking anyone with information to contact police.
“As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO, no further information will be released by police at this time,” RCMP added.