The BC Coroners Service says 40-year-old Gregory Matters of Prince George was killed in a stand-off with RCMP on Monday.
The coroners' office says Matters was the subject of a police investigation, and on Monday the RCMP called in its Emergency Response Team during an interaction with Matters.
The investigation into the death will be the first for the new Independent Investigations Office, which probes serious complaints against police in the province.
The office sent a team of 10 investigators up to the shooting site hours after learning of the death.
After the shooting, Prince George RCMP issued a news release saying that they had been investigating the man for a "serious criminal offence" in a rural area southeast of the city.