BC RCMP notifies IIO BC after officer dies, suspect and other officers seriously injured


2023-09-22 15:18 PDT

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia of an incident where a police officer has died and the suspect as well as two other officers were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

On September 22, 2023, Ridge Meadows RCMP were executing a search warrant on a residence near the intersection of Pine Tree Way and Glen Drive in Coquitlam, B.C.

While there, the attending officers became engaged in an altercation with a man which resulted in multiple officers being injured and the man being shot.

Emergency Health Services transported all injured to hospital, but one of the officers was shot and succumbed to their injuries.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been deployed and will assume conduct of the investigation into the officer’s death and the injuries to the other officers.

The Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia will concurrently investigate the actions of police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

S/Sgt. Kris Clark

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3961
Cell: 778-228-7857

Email: kris.clark@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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