The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of a fatal incident in North Vancouver involving a police officer.
On November 12, 2022 at approximately 7:30 p.m., North Vancouver RCMP received a report of a woman who allegedly tried to attack another person with a weapon. North Vancouver additionally received another call from a different complainant, stating that a woman, was trying to break into their home.
The information received from both complainants led police to believe those acts were being committed by the same female suspect. Officers were able to locate the woman and initial attempts to take the woman in custody were not successful. A confrontation ensued which led to an officer to discharge their service issued firearm.
Emergency Health Services attended and transported to woman to hospital where she was later pronounced deceased.
The IIO BC has been notified and is investigating the actions of police.