Friday, February 23, 2024

Shotgun-wielding Campbell River man injured after fleeing police on dirt bike


The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) has taken over the investigation of an incident in Campbell River where one man suffered injuries.

On Sunday, February 11th, at approximately 1 a.m., Campbell River RCMP responded to a report of a man shooting a shotgun in the driveway of a residence.

Officers were also advised that the man may be in possession of a knife, as it was reported that he had cut somebody.

Responding officers set up containment around the home and contacted the Island District Emergency Response Team to attend.

At approximately 1:50 a.m., the garage door opened, and the man was reportedly seen trying to start a dirt bike.

Shortly after, the man drove out of the garage and out of sight. Officers followed and located the crashed bike and the man suffering from injuries.

The IIO BC is investigating police actions in the incident.

Campbell River RCMP will conduct a concurrent investigation into the actions of the man.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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