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Second suspect charged after investigation into Mountie shooting

Marquee Jasmin Klim has been charged with willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
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December 05, 2014 - 11:23 AM

KAMLOOPS - A second suspect was charged Thursday afternoon in relation to a shooting that left a Mountie in intensive care earlier this week.

Marquee Jasmin Klim, 28, has been charged with willfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer on Dec. 3. Police say during their investigation and hunt in search of the man who shot the officer, they encountered Klim who gave a false name. Her relationship with Knutson, if any, is unclear. Police haven't said if she was found in the same home as Knutson.

Kenneth Michael Knutson has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault of a peace officer, possession of a firearm while prohibited and discharging a firearm with intent to wound, maim, disfigure or endanger life.

The shooting resulted in a 12-hour manhunt throughout the Batchelor Heights neighbourhood. The search included the use of the Emergency Response Team, the K9 unit and an RCMP helicopter.

Both suspects remain in custody. Klim's next court appearance is December 11, while Knutson will appear in court by video conference December 18. 

On Thursday afternoon, Cpl. Cheryl Bush said police were determining if charges were warranted against three female suspects. So far, Klim is the only female who has been charged, according to police.

Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud, the RCMP member who sustained gunshot wounds early Wednesday morning remains in intensive care after undergoing a second surgery Thursday evening. Cpl. Cheryl Bush, a spokesperson for the Kamloops RCMP, said Michaud, his family and members of the detachment are thankful for the ongoing support as Michaud continues his recovery.

Kenneth Michael Knutson has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault of a peace officer, possession of a firearm while prohibited and discharging a firearm with intent to wound, maim, disfigure or endanger life.
Kenneth Michael Knutson has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault of a peace officer, possession of a firearm while prohibited and discharging a firearm with intent to wound, maim, disfigure or endanger life.
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EDITOR'S NOTE: On Monday, Dec. 8, we sought additional information from police about this story, based in part on comments below. Police were unable to be more specific about the nature of Klim's arrest or involvement, if any, with Knutson. We have updated the story with this information and made the headline clearer.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Glynn Brothen at gbrothen@infonews.ca or call 250-319-7494. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724

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