Howard Johnson homicide update: man charged

Kamloops City

2022-12-03 10:03 PST

File # 2021-4713

Kamloops RCMP: Arrest

A Kamloops man was taken into police custody Saturday after an arrest warrant was issued for his role in a 2021 Columbia Street homicide.

On Feb. 13, 2021, around 7:50 p.m., Kamloops RCMP frontline officers responded to a report of shots fired at the Howard Johnson Motel, where they located a deceased man in his twenties. The Serious Crime Unit was called in to take over the investigation, with support from the Forensic Identification Services and General Investigation Support Team.

This was a lengthy investigation that involved police officers from almost every uniformed and plain clothes section within the Kamloops RCMP Detachment, said Sergeant Nestor Baird of the Serious Crimes Unit. And after reviewing the evidence that was uncovered, the BC Prosecution Service has approved charges related to what transpired that night in the motel room.

Lukas Wade Anderson, 29, of Kamloops, was arrested on Dec. 3, 2022. He is charged with one count of manslaughter with a firearm.

As the matter is now before the courts, no further information will be released by police.

Released by

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn

Media Relations Office
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034


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