BC RCMP notify IIO BC of incident in Enderby


2021-08-05 14:37 PDT

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia of an incident in Enderby where one man died and two women suffered non-life threatening injuries.

On August 5, shortly after 12 a.m., Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a call of an alleged double stabbing of two women and a male suspect who was acting erratically due to possible drug impairment at a campground near Enderby.

Multiple officers, including members of the Southeast District Emergency Response Team attended the scene. The area was cordoned off and search was launched for the man which included the use of a police dog.

At approximately 2:00 a.m. officers located the man down an embankment near a river who was in medical distress due to what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries and began providing medical attention until Emergency Health Services was able to take over.

Despite the efforts of police and medical personnel the man died at the scene.

The BC RCMP can confirm that the man was one of the two individuals targeted in a Kelowna shooting on July 31 and was the subject of a public warning.

As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca.

Released by:
Dawn Roberts
Director in charge - BC RCMP Communications

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