PRINCETON, B.C. - An independent investigation is underway into the death of a man who was about to be questioned by RCMP officers in Princeton, B.C.
Members of the Delta Police Department have arrived in Princeton, 134 kilometres east of Hope, to begin the probe.
Mounties say the incident began at around 2 p.m. on May 24 when a Princeton RCMP officer pulled over a vehicle suspected of speeding eastbound on Highway 3, 16 kilometres outside Princeton.
The driver sped away before he could be questioned, but the officer and a second member located the car a short time later, parked behind a Princeton hotel.
The officers say they approached the vehicle, but heard a single gun shot before finding the man dead in the car.
Delta Police took over the investigation as part of the RCMP's policy of seeking an independent external review when a death occurs while officers have been involved.