UPDATE: Fatal shooting on Castlegar highway

The RCMP have been involved in a shooting in Castlegar.

UPDATE: The B.C. Coroners Service has stated, more information will be released Tuesday, as the deceased’s next of kin would like time to set their affairs in order.

 

A man who was allegedly driving while impaired near Castlegar last week, died after an RCMP office fired a shot. Several members of the Castlegar RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services acted on a complaint regarding an impaired driver in the Castlegar area on the evening of January 29.

The police did eventually locate the alleged impaired driver on the Kinnaird Bridge, however, during the traffic stop matters soon turned sour and the RCMP officer ultimately fired his service pistol at the suspect. Exact details are limited as of now, but officers have confirmed the driver was transported to hospital for treatment; however, the man did not survive his injuries. No one else was injured.

The B.C. Coroners Service has stated more information will be released Tuesday, as the deceased’s next of kin would like time to set their affairs in order. They did confirm that the deceased is not a youth.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has taken over the investigation, which is led by a team of five investigators including a forensic specialist.

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