IIO investigates after man shot and killed by Surrey RCMP

B.C.’s police watchdog has been called in to investigate after a man was shot and killed by an RCMP officer in Surrey, according to the Independent Investigations Office. He has now been identified as a Surrey resident.

Officials say it happened at around 10 p.m. Friday night on 98A Avenue near 116 Street.

Mounties were called to a residence to check on the welfare of a man, according to IIO spokesperson Owen Court.

During the interaction with the man at the residence he was shot by a police officer, Court said.

The man was taken to hospital, but he did not survive his injuries.

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