Langford Fire Rescue and West Shore RCMP on scene at Kelly Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway Tuesday morning. The driver of a vehicles involved in a morning shooting ran into an existing accident. One driver fled and another was arrested after hitting a commercial truck already stopped in the intersection. (Swikar Oli/News Staff)

Police actions under investigation following Langford arrest

IIO investigates officer-related incidents that result in serious harm

The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) is investigating West Shore RCMP following a police-involved incident in Langford on Tuesday.

Just after 11:05 a.m., two vehicles believed to be involved with a shooting at Happy Valley Market were speeding down a Langford road when one of the drivers, a male in a white Kia Optima, collided with a pre-existing crash at the intersection.

READ ALSO: WATCH: Police call Happy Valley shooting an ‘isolated and targeted’ incident

The male drove into a large commercial truck and was initially taken into custody before being transferred to hospital, where he was found to have sustained serious injuries.

West Shore RCMP notified the IIO once the extent of his injuries were confirmed.

The IIO said Wednesday that it has begun an investigation to determine “what role, if any the officer’s actions or inaction may have played in the injuries suffered by the male.”

The IIO is an independent civilian oversight agency of B.C. police that investigates all officer-related incidents resulting in serious harm or death, with or without allegations of wrongdoing.

One man, 27-year-old Justin Lemmen, has been charged in connection with the crash following Tuesday’s shooting and faces two counts of failing to comply with the conditions set out in his undertaking and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Police continue to investigate the shooting.

READ ALSO: Police charge 27-year-old man with weapons offences after Langford shooting

READ ALSO: Langford shooting suspect is banned from having firearms: West Shore RCMP



nina.grossman@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Sooke’s Old-Fashioned Country Picnic set for Saturday

The free event combines music, kids activities, food and fun

Take your opportunity to sing at the Royal Theatre

Great Canadian Sing debuts Sept. 8 with inspirational music, talented performers, singalong format

PHOTOS: Inside the opening of the expanded Westhills Stadium

The grand opening of the expanded stadium in Langford is on schedule for Aug. 24

Victoria’s Other Secret not so secret anymore

How six Mount Doug teachers turned a lunch jam into $11,000 raised for charity

Award-nominated Snotty Nose Rez Kids headline Indigifest 2019 coming to Victoria

Scheduled for Aug. 24, the event is a showcase of Indigenous musicians from around B.C.

70 years of lifting: Canadian man, 85, could cinch weightlifting championship

The senior gym junkie is on track to win the World Masters Weightlifting championship

Sooke’s Old-Fashioned Country Picnic set for Saturday

The free event combines music, kids activities, food and fun

Advocates ‘internationalize’ the fight to free Raif Badawi from Saudi prison

Raif Badawi was arrested on June 17, 2012, and was later sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in jail for his online criticism of Saudi clerics

RCMP, search crews hunt for 4-year-old boy missing near Mackenzie

George went missing early Saturday afternoon

Canadian entrepreneurs turning beer byproduct into bread, cookies and profits

Some breweries turn to entrepreneurs looking to turn spent grain into treats for people and their pets

Canada ‘disappointed’ terror suspect’s British citizenship revoked

Jack Letts, who was dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the U.K. media, has been detained in a Kurdish prison for about two years

Chrystia Freeland condemns violence in Hong Kong, backs right to peaceful assembly

There have been months of protests in the semi-autonomous region

B.C. VIEWS: Log exports and my other errors so far in 2019

Plastic bags, legislature overspending turn out differently

Most Read