Police watchdog investigating after man fatally sh

2022-04-05
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VANCOUVER —
B.CMeanwhile.’s police watchdog has been called after Mounties shot and killed a man on a First Nation reserve off the West Coast of Vancouver Island Saturday night.

According to a news release from the BC RCMP, two officers from the Tofino detachment were called to a home in the Opitsaht community of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation on Meares Island “to locate a woman in distress.”

When they arrived, “an interaction took place and one male was shot and another was taken into custody,” police said in their release. They also described the incident as a “fatal police-involved shooting.”

In its own release on the issue, the Independent Investigations Office was more direct, saying “the incident resulted in one man being shot and killed by officersSoon after police rushe.”

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