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Man dies after being shot by police in Lytton

Last Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 6:15 pm PST

(Source: iiobc.ca)
Summary

RCMP say it started when officers were called to a home following a report of a man in distress around 8 a.m. 

Police managed to get the two others in the home out safely, and a crisis negotiator was called

Shortly after 2 p.m. the man was shot and killed by police after an 'interaction with police'

LYTTON (NEWS 1130) — A man has been shot and killed by RCMP after a stand-off at a home in Lytton Monday.

RCMP say it started when officers were called to a home following a report of a man in distress around 8 a.m.

“The man was reported to be in possession of firearms, two other persons were inside the residence with him. Shortly after officers arrived, there was a report of gunfire, originating from the residence. No one was injured,” says a release from RCMP.

Police managed to get the two others in the home out safely, and a crisis negotiator was called

“The distraught man remained inside and negotiations continued. Shortly after 2:00 p.m. an interaction between the man and police resulted in shots being fired by police. The man was shot and has died,” the statement continues.

The Independent Investigation Office is now investigating, as it does in all incidents involving police that result in serious harm or death.

The IIO is asking any witnesses to call them at 1-855-446-8477.