BC RCMP notifies IIO BC of incident near Kamloops

B.C., Kamloops Rural

2022-08-15 18:25 PDT

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an
incident near Kamloops where one man has died.

On Sunday August 14, 2022, at approximately 5:20 p.m., 9-1-1 operators received a call from a woman asking for help from what reportedly sounded like vehicle. A short time later a second call was received reporting an erratic driver on the Trans Canada Highway, and a woman attempting to get out of the vehicle.

At approximately 5:45 p.m., a third caller reported that a family member and a child had been abducted. Officers attended the scene and reportedly located an empty vehicle with an alleged weapon inside.

Shortly before 9 p.m., officers attended a rural property after receiving a report of the original suspect vehicle near a trailer, and established a roadblock before calling the Emergency Response Team (ERT). ERT attended the scene and took over containment. After 3 a.m., the male suspect then reportedly exited the trailer with a weapon and a child. During the engagement with officers, the man was shot and killed. The child was uninjured and a woman was subsequently located with non-life injuries inside the trailer.

Shortly after 9 p.m., Kamloops RCMP attended the suspect’s home after receiving a report of a second woman who was found injured and bound inside.

Both women were transported to hospital for treatment.

Kamloops RCMP and the Southeast District RCMP General Investigation Section are investigating the
initial complaint and the second assault investigation.

The IIO BC is investigating police actions. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent
investigation by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.

Released by:

Dawn Roberts
Director, BC RCMP
Office: 779-290-2929
Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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