A RCMP officer responding to a domestic dispute shot and killed a man in 100 Mile House in the Interior of B.C. on Tuesday morning, a statement released by the force said.
The incident began shortly before 7 a.m. PT, when an undisclosed number of officers from the 100 Mile House detachment were dispatched to a home on Cedar Avenue.
"Preliminary information at this time suggests that a woman arrived at a neighbour's residence informing them that she had been shot," RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Annie Linteau said in a statement released by RCMP headquarters in Vancouver.
"Upon RCMP members' attendance, a man allegedly exited a residence armed with a shotgun. An RCMP member discharged his service pistol at the man, striking him. The man was pronounced dead at the scene," she said.
The woman was taken to hospital, but her condition was not immediately known, she said. The name of the male victim won't be released until relatives have been notified.
The Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP has been advised of the shooting death and was expected on site Tuesday afternoon to monitor the police investigation, Linteau said.
"As in all officer involved shootings, there will be an independent officer review that will look at all circumstances surrounding the incident and subsequent investigation," said Linteau.
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
This tragic story has yet to be told.
There is no evidence that the police shooting was appropriate , justified or the exact opposite.
What we do know is, that our courts are horribly biased against men.
Most relationships are terminated by women because they see an advantage or an opportunity for revenge and or control. For most of the males, who are fathers, know, that there is no rule of law, our judiciary have a pathological hatred of men, fathers and that unfortunately can trigger depression and in the wrong individuals, it can trigger suicide and that is a possible reason to explain why a man would walk out carrying a gun in front of officers. Again, this story has yet to be told, odds are anything politically incorrect will be sanitized. www.OttawaMensCentre.com