The man who died during a standoff with Coquitlam RCMP in mid-June was not killed by a self-inflicted wound, an Independent Investigations Office of BC report found.
“Following an autopsy, it has been determined that the male’s death was not self-inflicted,” the Monday morning release reads.
Update on IIO Investigation in Fatal Incident in Port Coquitlam: https://t.co/kTHO4KAzay
— IIOBC (@iiobc) June 26, 2017
Police had responded to reports of a distraught man with a gun in the 2100 block of Audrey Drive in Port Coquitlam. RCMP arrived to find an armed man outside a house in the area. He had allegedly fired shots into the air. Later, the man was discovered dead behind a vehicle with what at the time were reported as possibly self-inflicted injuries.
The IIO is also investigating the cause of injuries sustained by the man’s male relative.