The office uses civilian investigators to probe police incidents involving serious harm or death, but a team will not be sent to examine the shooting that occurred just after 6 p.m. Sunday night.
No one was hurt when a Prince George Mountie fired at least one shot as a suspect vehicle drove toward members trying to make an arrest.
A release says the arrest was part of an ongoing investigation but no other details have been provided.
The suspect driver was arrested a short time later.
Although the civilian investigative body won't take on the case, RCMP policy requires an outside agency review incidents such as the discharge of a firearm, so the Prince George detachment is now asking another police department to step in.