Watch eyewitness account of fatal shooting
The Independent Investigations Office has deployed investigators to a fatal officer-involved shooting in Nanaimo.
Nanaimo RCMP responded at 10:20 am to a report of a man carrying a knife in the parking lot of a Dairy Queen at Norwell Drive and Highway 19A.
Police located the man nearby on Country Club Drive and, following an encounter, police fired multiple shots.
The male was transported to hospital but did not survive.
Police have cordoned off Country Club Drive between Divot and Colwood Rd.
Wassel Way, beside St. Andrews Church, is also closed off and behind police tape.
A tarp is covering one police vehicle.
Police are going door to door looking for witnesses.
IIO Investigators will conduct their own investigation.
Any potential witnesses are asked to call the IIO info line at 1-855-446-8477.