Police watchdog investigating after man shot, killed in Lytton by RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO BC) is investigating following a death involving police in Lytton.

Lytton Mounties were called to a residence in the 1000-block of Macintyre Road yesterday (Jan. 13) just before 8 a.m., according to an RCMP press release, after reports of a man in distress. He reportedly had firearms in his possession and had two other people inside with him.

Just after police arrived at the home, there were reports of gunfire coming from inside, but no one was injured.

At that point, an emergency response team and a crisis negotiator were called in.

The two people inside were successfully evacuated, leaving the man alone. Negotiations continued.

Just after 2 p.m., police interacted with the man, according to the release, and shots were fired by police, killing the man.

The IIO BC is investigating the incident now, focusing on police actions and the man's death.

This is the second death involving police in B.C.'s Interior this year. The first occurred in the Shuswap last week.

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