The Independent Investigations Office has been called in to investigate a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened early this (Thurs) morning in Qualicum Beach.

Oceanside RCMP were called to help paramedics who had been called to a complaint that a man had stabbed himself and was inside a vehicle on Highway 19 near Horne Lake Road.

By the time police arrived the 35 year old man had left his vehicle and was running down the highway and someone was trying to restrain him.
There was a struggle between the man and officers when shots were fired by police.
Paramedics provided medical assistance but the man, whose name hasn’t been released died at the scene.
It’s not clear if the man died from the stabbing, or from the shots fired by police.