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Lytton man killed in 'police involved shooting', RCMP watchdog called in

Investigators with the police watchdog in B.C. have been called to Lytton to look into a Jan. 13  shooting that left one man dead.

RCMP officers were called to the 1000-block of Macintyre Road in Lytton just before 8 a.m. yesterday for a man in distress.

"The man was reported to be in possession of firearms, two other persons were inside the residence with him," Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said in a press release.

"Shortly after officers arrived, there was a report of gunfire, originating from the residence. No one was injured. The Emergency Response Team, including a Crisis Negotiator were called to assist."

RCMP officers were able to safely remove the two other occupants of the house, and tried to calm the man in distress. The Emergency Response Team and a crisis negotiator were called to negotiate with the man.

"Shortly after 2 p.m. an interaction between the man and police resulted in shots being fired by police," Shoihet said. 

The man was shot and has died, no one else was injured.

The IIO BC is now investigating police actions as it relates to the man’s death. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police

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