Man shot by police in Salmon Arm expected to plead guilty to some charges

KAMLOOPS - A man who was shot by police in Salmon Arm earlier this year is expected to plead guilty to at least some of the many charges he's facing.

Kaymen Winter, who was 22 at the time of the incident, is currently being held in custody while lawyers wait for files from the Lower Mainland to be waived to Kamloops.

During a brief video appearance in Kamloops Provincial Court today, May 25, lawyers discussed plans to deal with files from Salmon Arm, Nanaimo and Port Coquitlam at the next scheduled hearing.

After today's hearing, defence lawyer Graham Kay said the next appearance, which is scheduled for a bail hearing, is expected to determine if all of the files have been waived to Kamloops.

After they have been, Kay says, Winter is expected to plead guilty to at least some charges but couldn't confirm which ones. It's not yet clear how the charges he's facing in relation to the Salmon Arm incident will be dealt with.

After pleas are entered, Kay expects a two-hour sentencing hearing to be scheduled.

Winter's next appearance is set for June 19 in Kamloops Provincial Court.

Winter was released from hospital near the beginning of April after months of recovering from gunshot related injuries. He was released into custody from Royal Inland Hospital.

Family members of Winter previously told that he was driving to the Lower Mainland on Jan. 30 to own up to outstanding charges when he pulled over at the Xcalibur Car Wash in Salmon Arm.

The Independent Investigations Office began investigating the incident and previously said police were responding to a reported theft from the car wash when they spotted a lone male in one of the bays.

His family previously said Winter was shot in the head during the altercation. When he was originally brought before the court for the Salmon Arm incident, his appearances had to be delayed several times due to his medical condition.

Winter attempted to escape police which led to an altercation and shots being fired by police.

Winter is facing more than 20 charges in connection to the incident including possession of stolen property, carrying, using, or threatening to use a weapon, resisting or obstructing a police officer, theft and mischief.

For more on this case, go here.

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