BC RCMP notifies IIO BC of incident in Mackenzie


2024-06-03 07:45 PDT

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

On June 1, at approximately 2 p.m., Mackenzie RCMP received a report of a man trying to cash a fraudulent cheque at a bank.

Officers attended and arrested the man.

While escorting the man outside a struggle ensued and the man reportedly produced a weapon.

One officer discharged their firearm striking the man.

He was transported to hospital by Emergency Health Services where he was pronounced deceased.

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

Please note all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be 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:

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398

Email: james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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