The man shot and killed by RCMP in Castlegar during an attempted traffic stop last week has been identified as a Waylon Jesse Edey, 39, of Yahk.
The BC Corners Serviced confirmed his identity this afternoon.
Police shot Edney on the evening of Jan. 29 near the east end of the Kinnaird bridge on Highway 3. He was taken to Kootenay-Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail, but died soon after arriving.
BC’s Independent Investigations Office is looking into the shooting. Few other details have been released.
According to court records, Edey was due in court in Cranbrook on Feb. 15 facing charges of operating a motor vehicle while disqualified, driving while prohibited, and fleeing from police, following an incident on March 11 last year at Moyie.
In March 2011, he was sentenced to 14 days in jail and received a two-year driving ban after admitting to impaired driving in an August 2009 incident at Creston.
In February 2012, he received a 60-day jail sentence and three-year driving prohibition after being convicted of driving while prohibited and failing to provide a breath sample, following an incident at Kaslo in June 2010.