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Castlegar RCMP Shooting: Man Dies During Attempted Traffic Stop

01/30/2015 03:13 EST | Updated 04/01/2015 05:59 EDT
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SURREY, B.C. - The Independent Investigations Office of BC is investigating a fatal police shooting on Thursday evening in Castlegar, B.C.

UPDATE, Feb. 3: The BC Coroners Service has identified the man as 39-year-old Waylon Jesse Edey of Yahk, B.C.

The RCMP says officers were responding to a driving complaint on Highway 3 in the city when a man was shot by officers during an attempted traffic stop.

The man was rushed to hospital in the West Kootenay community, but he did not survive his injuries.

The IIO says a team of five investigators including a forensic specialist will travel to Castlegar on Friday morning.

The man's name and age have not yet been released.

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