Peter DeGroot died Monday, days after police say he exchanged gunfire with them in the small southeastern community of Slocan.
Owen Court, a spokesman for the Independent Investigations Office, says DeGroot was hit by a gunshot during the interaction with two officers. He says a firearm was found at the scene.
Court says an IIO team, including three investigators and a forensic specialist, are on the scene.
RCMP said Monday that the confrontation occurred when officers came upon DeGroot in a cabin on Monday afternoon.
Police told residents in the community to stay inside after the shooting, warning them that the man they were looking for was armed and dangerous.