IIO not recommending charges to RCMP in fatal Mill Bay shooting

The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) has cleared two RCMP officers of any wrongdoings in a shooting incident that led to one man’s death in Mill Bay two years ago.

Chris Bloomfield was shot and killed by police officers at his mobile home residence in Mill Bay on Nov. 10, 2018.

According to Shawnigan Lake RCMP, they were following up on an assault investigation and had entered the home with the intention of arresting Bloomfield in connection with the incident.

An IIO report, released on Friday, indicates that prior to RCMP attending the mobile home park, a woman had approached them and said that Bloomfield had assaulted her after drugging her with LSD.

Police responded to the Mill Bay location with paramedics waiting in the vicinity and having obtained a warrant, the report reads.

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