THE Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC announced on Wednesday that it is investigating an officer-involved shooting in Langley.
Information provided by the Delta Police Department indicates that on October 7, at approximately 6:20 p.m., Delta officers were conducting an investigation near 200th Street and 24th Avenue. While attempting to arrest two men related to the investigation, shots were fired by police which struck one of the men. Both men sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the interaction and were transported to a local area hospital for treatment.
The IIO is asking any person who saw, heard or recorded the arrest of the man to contact the IIO Witness Line toll free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.
DELTA Police said on they were in Langley on a matter related to a serious investigation from the previous week, when officers attempted to arrest two men. During the attempted arrest the two men received non-life-threatening injuries. They didn’t mention the shooting.
Delta Police said: “The RCMP has now taken conduct of the Delta Police investigation regarding the two men. This will run concurrent to the IIO investigation.”