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Man shot by police in Salmon Arm facing more than 20 charges from incident

Kaymen Winter, 22, is in hospital after an officer-involved shooting in Salmon Arm Jan. 30, 2017.
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February 08, 2017 - 1:02 PM

SALMON ARM - A 22-year-old man who was shot by police in Salmon Arm is facing more than 20 charges in connection to the incident.

While little has been said publicly by investigating authorities, Kaymen Winter's family says he was driving to Port Coquitlam to deal with outstanding charges on Jan. 30 when he pulled over at the Xcalibur Car Wash in Salmon Arm.

Winter was facing separate warrants on different files. A warrant was issued for his arrest Jan. 10 in Nanaimo and another issued Jan. 23 in Port Coquitlam on charges of fraud under $5,000 and possession of a stolen credit card, according to court records.

The Independent Investigations Office originally said in a news release that police were responding to a reported theft at the car wash Jan. 30. Police attended and saw a lone male in one of the wash bays.

The IIO says the man attempted to escape and an altercation led to shots fired by police. Winter is still at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops and only his mother is allowed to visit him because he's technically been detained.

His family believes he simply stopped at the car wash to check on his truck, but no one had known the full details at the time because Winter was sedated.

According to court documents, Winter is facing up to 24 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.

Winter's court hearings in Kamloops have been adjourned twice so far due to his medical condition, but he is scheduled for a bail hearing tomorrow morning, Feb. 9.

Winter's family has said he is no angel, but he didn't deserve to be shot. According to his family he was shot in the head and arm by police.

Winter is also facing a charge of break and enter from Jan. 29 in Sicamous.

When spoke with Winter's family last week, they said he had likely suffered brain damage from the gunshot wound, but it wasn't known how extensive his injury was.

At the time, correctional officers were monitoring Winter in the hospital.

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