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BREAKING: Charges laid against G & M Trailer Park gunman

Kamloops RCMP responding to a shooting at the G & M Trailer Park.
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October 29, 2017 - 4:18 PM

KAMLOOPS -  Charges have been laid against the man who police say barricaded himself in the G & M Trailer Park in Kamloops on Oct. 27.

The Kamloops RCMP are continuing to investigate the events at the trailer park, however the accused has been identified by police and he is facing multiple charges, according to an RCMP release issued today, Oct. 29.

Shane William Caron, a 35-year-old from Kamloops, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Attempted Murder x4 in relation to shooting at Kamloops RCMP members
  • Use firearm while committing assault
  • Posses a firearm without a licence
  • Unlawfully occupy vehicle with firearm
  • Discharge firearm to prevent arrest
  • Assault (related to the original complaint to police at about 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 27)
  • Unlawfully in dwelling (related to the original complaint to police at about 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 27)
  • Fail to comply x3 (related to the original complaint to police at about 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 27)

These charges are in addition to the charges Caron was previously facing, which are also currently before the courts.
RCMP have finished processing the scene at the trailer park. It is expected that further charges will be forthcoming as the investigation progresses.
"This was an event that shook our whole city. Many people were adversely affected by this incident, like the children who couldn't leave Sk’elep School on the Kamloops Indian Band Reserve, the residents of the affected neighbourhoods and the motorists trying to travel on Highway 5," said Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay. "However, the community support through this operation has been overwhelmingly positive and the RCMP is very appreciative. "

Pillay said, "I would like to say a special thank you to the residents of G and M trailer park who unfortunately endured a lengthy an uncomfortable situation. This community was very helpful to the police and graciously brought refreshments and even homemade food to the RCMP members posted there around the clock. Gestures like that really make a difference to morale and for that we sincerely thank you."
Caron has been remanded in custody and will appear in Kamloops Provincial Court on Monday, Oct. 30.

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