Southeast District Major Crime Unit called in to investigate shooting death in Sparwood

Sparwood, Southeast District, Major Crimes Unit

2023-10-16 09:17 PDT

File # 2023E-18114

The BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) has been called in after the discovery of a deceased male inside a Sparwood, BC home.

Staff Sergeant Jason Smart, NCO i/c, SED MCU advised that on October 11, 2023, at 3:16 pm, Elk Valley RCMP received a report of a shooting at a trailer located in the 6200 block of Lower Elk Valley Road, Sparwood, BC. Upon arrival, police arrested one male outside of the trailer and a search of the trailer located one deceased male inside. The death is deemed suspicious and SED MCU now have conduct of the investigation.

The initial investigation leads us to believe this was an isolated incident and there is no ongoing risk to the public. This investigation is in its infancy and investigators will be looking at all avenues in an effort to determine what occurred and who was involved.

As a result, there will be an increased police presence in the community as major crime investigators utilize a number of support units to assist in the investigation.

Police would like to thank the public for their continued understanding and assistance and investigators are asking anyone with information to call the BC RCMP SED MCU information line at 1-877-987-8477.

Released by

Cpl. James Grandy
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
Office: 250-460-2398

Email: james.grandy@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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