The RCMP says British Columbia’s police watchdog is investigating a police-involved shooting that resulted in a man’s death in the Shuswap region.
They say Mounties in Salmon Arm received a complaint at around 6:40 p.m. Tuesday that someone had severely damaged property at a home in Tappen, about 90 kilometres east of Kamloops.
Officers located a male suspect at a neighbouring residence, set up a containment perimeter and called the RCMP’s Emergency Response Team after an attempted arrest was called off due to the level of risk.
Police say officers used a chemical agent in an attempt to force the suspect to leave the residence, which he did.
They say the man was fatally shot in an interaction with a police officer as he attempted to flee the area.
No one else was injured during the incident and the Independent Investigations Office is investigating.
The civilian-led agency conducts investigations into deaths or incidents of serious harm that may have been the result of the actions of a police officer in the province.