June 16, 2014 - 11:45 AM
KELOWNA – A pair of arrests have been made in a drive-by shooting that left a Shuswap man dead in 2011.
Jeremy Wayne Davis, 24, of Williams Lake and Jordan Larry Barnes, 27, of Mission, have both been charged with second degree murder for the killing of Nicholas Larsen, 24, who was shot while driving down Blind Bay Rd. June 1, 2011.
Kelowna RCMP made the announcement during a Monday press conference that included statements by Insp. Terry Kohlhauser and Larsen’s parents, Bo and Shelley Larsen of Sorrento, B.C.
Kohlhauser said upon arrival, RCMP determined that a man was forced off Blind Bay Rd. and shot several times.
“The male died shortly thereafter on a nearby friends property,” he said.
Blind Bay is approximately 20 km west of Salmon Arm.
Davis was arrested outside his Williams Lake home June 12 and Barnes was arrested June 13 in Kelowna.
“A search of Davis’ residence in Williams Lake was carried out… and firearms of interest to this investigation were seized,” Kohlhauser says. “One of the accused is believed to be known by the victim.”
Kohlhauser says there are no known gang connections but due to the ongoing nature of the case, would not comment further.
“I hope one day (Davis and Barnes) will be able to comprehend the devastation, chaos, immense pain the murder of our son created in my life,” says Shelley Larsen. “The reckless, calculated decision to murder Nick over something as trivial as a verbal confrontation has forever changed the lives of so many innocent people. We believe you are exactly where you deserve to be.”
Davis is scheduled to appear in Kamloops court and Barnes in Kelowna court Monday June 16.
RCMP are asking anyone with any information to call their local RCMP detachment or Crimestoppers.
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