According to police, officers were dispatched to the Queensborough Landing shopping centre following reports of man believed to be in possession of a firearm and threatening to hurt himself.
The man was located behind Walmart, but when officers arrived, shots were fired. The man died of his injuries, police said.
Because police were involved in the shooting, investigators with the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. have been called in to conduct their own investigation. The IIO is mandated to investigate “police-related incidents of death or serious harm in order to determine whether or not an officer may have committed an offence.”