Kamloops RCMP will not be investigated

Officers investigate the area where fellow Mountie Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud was shot Wednesday morning.

KAMLOOPS - The independent investigations office will not be investigating after a suspect was injured following the shooting of an officer Wednesday morning.

Cpl. Jean-René Michaud was shot around 2:45 a.m. during a routine traffic stop and a backup officer who happened to be nearby exchanged fire with the suspect before the suspect got away.

When the 36-year-old was arrested that afternoon it was realized he had sustained a gunshot wound to his arm. As a result the investigations office, a civilian oversight organization, was called in.

This afternoon the Chief Civilian Director decided the injury was not serious as defined in the Police Act and therefore will not be taking part in the investigation.

The Police Act defines serious harm as an injury that may result in death, cause serious disfigurement or cause substantial loss or impairment of mobility.

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