Agassiz, BC (Global) -UPDATE – IIO ( Independent Investigations Office) have released a statement :
The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has been deployed to a fatal incident in Agassiz involving an elderly male.
According to police, on September 23, 2015 at approximately 6:15 am officers responded to a complaint of a disruptive male. Police located the male at his residence, and after a brief struggle took him into custody. The male appeared to have self-inflicted injuries and as such, Emergency Health Services was called. Prior to being transferred for medical care, the male affected person died.
The IIO was notified at 9:34 am and investigators were deployed to the scene immediately.
Investigators will be conducting standard tasks including obtaining physical evidence from the scene; interviewing any civilian witnesses; designating and interviewing officers; and completing the next of kin notification.
The BC Coroners Service is responsible for releasing information about the deceased. The RCMP maintain jurisdiction over information related to the officers.
ORIGINAL STORY – B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a stabbing at a residential care home in Agassiz.
Officers responded to reports of an incident at the Cheam Village Care Home Wednesday morning. It is a residential care retirement home with 68 beds.
One person, an elderly man, died of his injuries and a RCMP officer was also stabbed and injured.
The BC Coroner and the Independent Investigations Office are now involved.