BC RCMP notify IIO BC of injury to man in Chilliwack incident

THE BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Chilliwack that resulted in injury to one man.

Just before 9 a.m. on March 11, frontline officers from the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment (UFVRD) Chilliwack were called to a report of a found firearm at a cemetery near Wellington Avenue and Ashwell Road in Chilliwack. When an officer arrived, a man allegedly pointed the firearm at her and threatened to shoot, then fled on foot to a nearby residence on Landing Drive.

The Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service (LMD IPDS) and Emergency Response Teams (LMD IERT) were called to assist in the investigation and subsequent arrest. Officers contained the residence and as he exited, the man was arrested by officers from LMD IERT with assistance from a police dog.

BC Emergency Health Services transported the man to a local hospital with injuries, which were later determined to be serious.

Frontline officers from UFVRD are continuing to investigate the threats and firearm allegations. At the conclusion of this investigation the results will be submitted to the BC Prosecution Service for assessment of appropriate charges.

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

IIO BC website: www.iiobc.ca