The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident near Campbell River that resulted in the death of a male and a RCMP Police Service Dog.
Just before 9 am on July 8, a Campbell River RCMP attempted to stop a vehicle in relation to an outstanding warrant.
It is reported that the vehicle failed to stopped and fled the area. A short time later the suspect vehicle was located in a parking lot in the 2000 block of the South Island Highway in Campbell River.
A police officer boxed in the vehicle and then a confrontation occurred between the suspect and the police officer, who had a Police Service Dog.
During the interaction a Police Service Dog was stabbed and killed, and the suspect was shot and was pronounced deceased on scene.
The Police Dog Handler was also treated for a knife wound. No other persons were injured.
The IIO BC has been notified and will be investigating the actions of police. The area has been cordoned off in anticipation of their arrival.
The BC RCMP will release additional information about the Police Service Dog later today.