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Charges laid in Vernon shooting that left man dead outside Village Green Hotel

RCMP and B.C. Coroners Service on the scene at the Village Green Hotel where a gunshot victim died, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.
May 13, 2019 - 11:46 AM

VERNON - A man is facing seven charges in connection to the fatal shooting of a 29-year-old man outside the Village Green Hotel in February.

Clayton Alan Williams, born 1991, is facing two charges of discharging a firearm with intent to wound and disfigure, as well as charges of unlawfully discharging a firearm, pointing a firearm, using a firearm to commit an offence. Williams is also charged with and break and enter and disguising his face with intent to commit an offence.

The charges are in relation to incidents that took place Feb. 8.

According to Vernon RCMP at the time, police were called to a property in Lavington in the early hours of Feb. 8, for what they believe was a targeted break and enter where shots were fired and the occupant of the home sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Shortly afterwards police were called to the Village Green Hotel where a 29-year-old man had received a gunshot wound and died from his injuries. Police said they believed the two incidents were related.

Williams has a lengthy criminal record and has previously been charged for various weapons offences, assault, theft and drug trafficking in numerous locations around B.C.

Williams was charged Feb. 22 and remains in custody. He's scheduled to appear in court July 22.

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