BC RCMP and Abbotsford Police notify IIO BC of Chilliwack incident

Chilliwack, BC – RCMP and Abbotsford Police have notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Chilliwack which has resulted in injuries to one man.

On March 2, 2020 just after 10 p.m. Chilliwack RCMP and Abbotsford Police officers, who were working together on a joint enforcement initiative, learned there was a person wanted on several warrants at an apartment in the 9200-block of Mary Street, Chilliwack. While officers were positioning outside the building the suspect male allegedly fled from one balcony and broke into a second unit.

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Officers tracked the man to a third floor balcony, where the police dog was deployed. The man allegedly assaulted the police dog before an altercation occurred between him and arresting officers. Shots from a less lethal shotgun were fired, striking the suspect. He was arrested on a first floor balcony after reportedly jumping from the third floor.

During the course of the incident the man suffered non-life threatening injuries and has been transported to hospital for treatment.

IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions or inactions are linked to the man’s injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.

File # 2020-8470


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