Date: Sunday, September 12, 2021

Files: VicPD 21-37353, Saanich Police 21-20833

Victoria, BC – A man is deceased after an officer-involved shooting in Victoria this morning.

Shortly before 10 a.m. Saanich Police Department officers were called to the 3500-block of Douglas Street for a report of an armed man in crisis and making threats. While attending, officers learned of an additional report that the man had stolen from a nearby liquor store while armed. Several officers from VicPD deployed to the scene at Douglas Street and Tolmie Avenue to assist with the incident, given the close proximity to VicPD’s policing area.

Officers engaged with the man until approximately 11 a.m. An interaction then occurred between VicPD officers and the armed man, and a VicPD officer shot the man.

VicPD officers then immediately transitioned to provide emergency first aid to the man, while BC Emergency Health Services Paramedics moved in to take over medical care. However, the man died of his injuries on scene.

The officers were not physically injured in the incident.

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) has been notified and will be conducting an independent investigation. If anyone has any information regarding the incident, please contact the IIO at 1-855-446-8477.