Revelstoke RCMP officer shot man dead after car chase
Revelstoke RCMP shot a man dead Sunday night or early Monday morning at the corner of Victoria and Townley Streets, in the roundabout.
In a press release from the RCMP E Division in Surry, Staff Sergeant Kris Clarke said that RCMP received at 11:00 p.m. Sunday night a report of a stolen vehicle.
Around 45 minutes later officers located the vehicle and tried to stop the driver.
“There was contact between the stolen vehicle and a police vehicle. The man exited the vehicle and after a brief foot chase reportedly entered the police vehicle.” The release says.
That’s when an officer shot him. The release doesn’t say how many times, or whether the man was armed.
Emergency Health Service came and “attended the scene,” the release says, and took the man to the Victoria Hospital in Revelstoke. That’s where he died.
There is no information on the identity of the man who was killed.
There is no information on the officer who shot the man, and if they are still on duty.
Since this is a police-involved killing it is being investigated by the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia.
No more information about this will be released by the RCMP.
Stoke FM reached out to the office to ask if the man was armed and how many times he was shot.
In an email, Simon Druker, a communications officer with the Office, said that no more information would be released about this, and that he is unable to give a timeline on how long the investigation will take.
On the Independent Investigation Office website it says their office was notified of the shooting at 12:10 a.m. Monday.
The office will confirm the details of what happened leading up to and during the interaction with the police. And what roles the officers’ actions or inactions played in the person’s death, the website says.
The Office is asking anyone with information or footage of the shooting to get in touch with them by calling 1-855-446-8477 or by filling out a form on their website.