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Man shot by BC RCMP after allegedly pulling a weapon, IIO has been notified

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Nanaimo where one man has died.

At approximately 2 p.m. on July 23, 2022, frontline officers from the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment were called to a report of a confrontation between a man and woman outside a vehicle stopped in the middle of Haliburton Street near Highview Terrace in Nanaimo. Upon police arrival, the man had allegedly produced a weapon. Shots were fired by police and the man was injured. BC Emergency Health Services attended, however, despite all efforts, the man died at the scene. No one else was injured.

The area is closed for an undetermined amount of time while the investigation is ongoing. Police have identified the man and confirm that the couple were known to each other.

The IIO BC is now investigating the incident in an effort to determine whether police actions contributed to the man’s death. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

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