Golden, BC – The RCMP can now confirm that we have located the body of the suspect we were searching for. He was found deceased. A positive confirmation of identification and the exact cause of death is now the subject of a full investigation by the BC Coroner Service. The deceased was located within the identified search area east of Revelstoke. The area will remain closed to allow for a full evidentiary search to be completed.
We delayed on confirming this information in order to ensure that next of kin notifications had been completed, as well as notifications to all the partner agencies who have a connection or interest in this case. Southeast District Major Crime Unit has lead on the concurrent investigation relating to the initial call near Golden on October 11th.
The IIO BC has been notified and they will now investigate if there is a connection between the male’s death and the actions of police.
Golden, BC: BC RCMP is confirming a police officer was shot during a rapidly evolving series of events that began this afternoon near Golden, BC.
The police officer suffered the gunshot after the member and other police officers attempted to stop a vehicle believed to be associated to a theft. Events unfolded thereafter to include the theft of a vehicle, allegedly at gunpoint.
“At this time we’re confirming that our officer sustained a gunshot injury during the circumstances surrounding the initial vehicle stop. The police officer has been taken to hospital. The officer and family are being offered all possible support,” says Staff Sergeant Rob Vermeulen, spokesperson for RCMP in B.C.
Highway 1 near Golden was shut down to traffic after the incident. Traffic is now beginning to be allowed through, but please note the highway is not fully re-opened yet.
“Thank you very much to the motoring public for their patience. These are serious allegations, and our officers needed to work quickly to gather perishable evidence,” says S/Sgt. Vermeulen.
Police looking for suspect after vehicle theft near Golden; RCMP officer injured
Golden, BC: This afternoon near the weigh scales west of Golden BC, RCMP conducted a vehicle stop in connection with a possible theft.
The suspect in the stopped vehicle failed to comply with police direction, and subsequently stole a nearby vehicle.
During this incident an RCMP police officer was injured with what is believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
There is now an active search underway for the suspect in this incident, with multiple police resources responding. Please be advised it is very early during an evolving police investigation, and information at this time, such as direction of travel, is still limited.
Although it is recognized that the public may want to be of assistance in this matter, at this time police are unable to provide any further information. Updates will be provided when feasible.