BC RCMP and Abbotsford Police notify IIO BC of Chilliwack incident

BC RCMP and Abbotsford Police announced on Tuesday that they have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Chilliwack which resulted in injuries to one man.

On March 2 just after 10 p.m., Chilliwack RCMP and Abbotsford Police officers, who were working together on a joint enforcement initiative, learned there was a person wanted on several warrants at an apartment in the 9200-block of Mary Street, Chilliwack. While officers were positioning outside the building, the suspect male allegedly fled from one balcony and broke into a second unit.

Officers tracked the man to a third floor balcony, where the police dog was deployed. The man allegedly assaulted the police dog before an altercation occurred between him and the arresting officers. Shots from a less lethal shotgun were fired, striking the suspect. He was arrested on a first floor balcony after reportedly jumping from the third floor.

During the course of the incident the man suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital for treatment.

IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries.