Police investigate the scene where an RCMP officer fatally shot a man.

Police investigate the scene where an RCMP officer fatally shot a man.

61-year-old man dead after being shot by police

The BC Coroner's Office says Gaetan Gilbert Plante was the victim of an Surrey RCMP shooting.



A man is dead after being shot by police, an incident that is now being investigated.

At 10:15 p.m. Friday (Jan. 17), the recently formed Independent Investigations Office (IIO) was called in to probe a police shooting at 11800-block of 98A Avenue in North Surrey.

Police were called to a residence to “check on the welfare of an adult male,” according to an IIO release. Some time after arriving, and for reasons yet unknown, a police officer shot 61-year-old Gaetan Gilbert Plante, who later died in hospital.

Because of the preliminary nature of the investigation, few other details are known at this point.

More as it becomes known.

Surrey North Delta Leader

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