BC RCMP notifies IIO BC of incident in Quesnel


2021-08-31 13:11 PDT

File # 2021-7187

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

On August 31, at approximately 3:30 a.m., RCMP officers in Quesnel conducted a check on a vehicle that was parked in a parking lot at the 400-block of Carson Ave. One man was sleeping inside.

When officers approached the man reportedly reached for a firearm, and shots were fired. The man was transported to local hospital where he was declared deceased. 

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

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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