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Independent investigation issues update on fatal shooting in B.C.

May 20, 2016 - 10:15 AM

SURREY, B.C. - The independent body that responds to all deadly or serious police incidents in British Columbia has offered an update on a fatal police shooting last month in the northwestern community of Granisle.

A news release from the Independent Investigations Office says an eight-member team has now collected evidence and interviewed witnesses in the remote community on Babine Lake, about 60 kilometres east of Smithers.

Spokesman Marten Youssef says police and non-police weapons were seized by investigators, but the statement does not say how the weapons might be connected to the April 21 incident.

RCMP report they were called to Granisle when a handgun was produced during a dispute between neighbours.

The statement from the Independent Investigations Office says a man was shot after interacting with police, while a woman was shot after leaving a house in Granisle and also interacting with officers.

The coroners service identified 39-year-old Jovan (Joe) Williams and 73-year-old Shirley Beatrice Williams as the mother and son killed at the scene.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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