Delta police investigators have arrived in Nimpo Lake and are beginning to piece together the chain of events that ultimately led to a fatal police shooting.
Following the Sept. 24 shooting, the RCMP requested Delta officers investigate. The investigative team arrived in the area the following day and took control of the case.
Although the investigation is in its early stages, Delta police say preliminary indications are that on Sept. 24 the RCMP received a report of a domestic dispute in which an assault had occurred.
When police responded to the area to investigate, they believed the subject of the complaint to be armed. The RCMP members re-positioned their location and maintained a safe distance awaiting additional police resources.
The Delta police investigation has determined that prior to additional officers arriving, the armed male approached the officers on foot. The officers engaged him and ultimately shot(s) were fired and the male succumbed to his injuries.
Delta officers have conducted numerous interviews, examined the scene and seized exhibits in an effort to determine the circumstances that led to the encounter that resulted in the death of Justin Zinser, 24, of Williams Lake.
An autopsy was scheduled for yesterday in Vancouver.
Police say it is not anticipated that additional information will be released until the investigation is concluded.