Delta police investigating Princeton death

Man died after being stopped by Princeton Mounties

Delta police are investigating a Princeton death.

Delta police are investigating a Princeton death.

Delta Police will be investigating the death of a man after he was stopped by Princeton RCMP.

On May 24, at about 2 p.m. a member of the Princeton RCMP stopped a speeding motorist on Highway 3, about 16 k.m. from Princeton.

The vehicle then took off, and was later found by the Mountie behind the Princeton Hotel.

The officer, who was joined by another RCMP member, got out of his car to hear a gunshot.

The Mounties called for backup and found that the man had died in his vehicle.

There’s no indication the RCMP members had fired their weapons.

In keeping with the RCMP’s commitment to independent external review of cases involving serious injury or death, the Delta Police Department will investigate this incident.  The scene has been secured by members from Southeast District Major Crime. Investigators from the Delta Police have arrived.

The BC Coroners Service is also conducting an investigation, which is standard procedure in cases where a death occurs in close proximity to any involvement with police.