Nanaimo RCMP are responding to an incident on Haliburton Street. A roadblock has been set up beginning at Woodhouse Street. (Karl Yu/News Bulletin)

UPDATE: Man dead after Nanaimo RCMP shooting at Haliburton Street

Haliburton is blocked off between Woodhouse and Chase River Road, IIO investigating

One man is dead after a Nanaimo RCMP-involved shooting yesterday.

In a press release, B.C. RCMP said it has notified the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. of the incident that involved a confrontation between a man and a woman on Haliburton Street, near Highview Terrace, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.

The IIO’s role is to investigate incidents where death or serious harm may have occurred due to action or inaction by police.

Police were called to the scene where a vehicle was stopped in the middle of the street and the man allegedly produced a weapon, said the press release.

“Shots were fired by police and the man was injured. B.C. Emergency Health Services attended, however despite all efforts, the man died at the scene,” the press release said. “No one else was injured.”

There was a heavy police presence on Haliburton Street and at about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nanaimo RCMP closed off Haliburton Street at Woodhouse Street. Ambulances were seen exiting the roadblock at Woodhouse Street.

The area was closed for investigation.

The person who died has been identified and next of kin has been notified.

The man and the woman knew each other, said the press release.

The IIO is asking anyone with information to call its toll free witness line at 1-855-446-8477 or fill out a form at https://iiobc.ca/contact-us/



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