Chilliwack Mountie charged with aggravated assault and firearms offences in 2021 shooting

Const. Keven Biagioni faces three criminal charges in connection with a January 2021 shooting. (Travis Golby/CBC - image credit)
Const. Keven Biagioni faces three criminal charges in connection with a January 2021 shooting. (Travis Golby/CBC - image credit)

An RCMP officer in Chilliwack, B.C., has been charged with aggravated assault and two firearms offences in connection with a 2021 shooting that left a man with serious injuries.

Charges were sworn against Const. Keven Biagioni in Chilliwack provincial court on Thursday, according to a statement from the B.C. Prosecution Service. The gun-related counts include discharging a firearm with intent and careless use of a firearm.

The charges stem from a confrontation on the morning of Jan. 12, 2021, when officers were responding to calls about a domestic incident in which the man involved had left the home, according to the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. (IIO).

Police found the man in a vehicle near the intersection of Lickman and Keith Wilson roads, and "an interaction occurred which resulted in shots being fired by police," the IIO said in a statement earlier this year.

The man was seriously injured in the shooting and had to be treated in hospital. The IIO was called in to investigate and forwarded a report to Crown in June 2022.

At the time of the shooting, the IIO said the man was "reportedly … in possession of a weapon," but since then, no further information has been released about the existence of a weapon.

Biagioni is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on Dec. 12.