False gun complaint results in arrest of wanted man

T'Kumlups Rural

2020-12-09 15:15 PST

File # 2020-40672

A police response to a firearms incident ended with multiple arrests made, which included the apprehension of a wanted man early Wednesday morning.

On December 9, 2020 at 9:30 a.m., the Tk'emlups Rural RCMP received a report that a male had been shot with a firearm inside a residence in the 700-block of East Shuswap Road.

Front line officers of the Tk'emlups RCMP, assisted by officers of the Kamloops RCMP, immediately set up an area of containment around the home in order to ensure public safety and launch an investigation. Several occupants of the residence were called out one at time and were safely taken into police custody.

The residence was eventually fully cleared of people and two pellet guns were seized. Police were able to determine that there were in fact no injuries sustained as a result of this event. The matter is still being investigated.

Our initial response to a potentially high-risk call will always be to err on the side of caution until we can determine otherwise, said Sgt Darren Michels spokesperson for the Kamloops RCMP. Our response is always measured and includes an ongoing risk assessment as it is easier to scale back a response, than scale up. We do this to ensure public and police safety.

One man who exited the residence was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest on an unrelated matter. He was taken to RCMP cells and released with paperwork for a future court date.

Released by:
Sgt. Darren Michels
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3000
Cell: 250-319-6144
Fax: 250-828-3210
Email: darren.michels@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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