The Independent Investigation Office of B.C. (IIO) is investigating the death of a senior at the Cheam Village Care Home facility in Agassiz, B.C. Only days after the death the man was the victim identified as Armand Vaugeois (88). According to initial reports, police encountered the man, who was described as in distress (a familiar descriptor), at the facility and subdued him after a struggle. At some point during the encounter he was fatally stabbed and died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.
The fatal wound was initially reported as appearing to be self inflicted but police have given no details on the nature of their intervention, their struggle with the man, how they subdued him, or how the wound occurred in relation to police attempts to subdue the man. No one else at the home was injured and there are no claims the man threatened anyone else.