The province’s police watchdog, the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating after police in Prince George shot and killed a man.
The incident happened on Highway 97 and Willowcale Road Thursday evening.
“An interaction occurred between the man and police, and the man was shot. He was pronounced deceased a short time later,” according to a statement from the IIO.
The IIO says the investigation will work to confirm police accounts of the incident and the interaction which led to the man’s death.
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The IIO is called in to investigate incidents where police action or inaction leads to the injury or death of a person.