Fatal shooting on Castlegar highway

Police have confirmed the driver of the suspect vehicle received fatal injuries.

  • Jan. 30, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Chris Stedile/Castlegar News

Thursday night, at approximately 8 p.m., several members of the Castlegar RCMP and West Kootenay Traffic Services acted on a complaint regarding an impaired driver in the Castlegar area.

The police did eventually locate the alleged impaired driver, however, matters soon went sour and the RCMP officer ultimately fired his service pistol at the suspect. Exact details are limited as of now, but officers have confirmed the driver of the suspect vehicle received fatal injuries. No one else was injured.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. has taken over the investigation and the site has been prepared for their arrival.