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RCMP fatally shoot man in Castlegar:IIO investigating

A fatal shooting by RCMP in Castlegar.

It happened on Highway 3 at 8 pm last night .

The Independent Investigations Office of BC is confirming it is investigating after an officer shot the man.

According to the RCMP, officers were responding to a driving complaint in the city limits.

During an attempted traffic stop a male was subsequently shot by the officer. He was transported to hospital for treatment however did not survive his injuries.

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The IIO was notified immediately.  Spokesman Ralph Krenz could not offer further details.

A team of five Investigators including a forensic specialist was expected to arrive in Castlegar Friday morning.

The IIO says info is limited at this time but it will release more details as soon as possible.

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