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Man shot by police in Salmon Arm released from hospital; now in prison

April 03, 2017 - 11:19 AM

KAMLOOPS - A 22-year-old man who was shot by police in Salmon Arm earlier this year has been released from hospital, but will remain in prison for at least a few weeks.

Kaymen Winter appeared by video in Kamloops Provincial Court today, April 3. Wearing a red prisoner's sweatsuit, he walked toward the CCTV camera at Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre to learn when his bail hearing would take place.

Defence lawyer Graham Kay asked for the matter to be adjourned until April 24, when Winter will again appear by video. The appearance is scheduled for a bail hearing.

Winter told the Justice of the Peace in the courtroom that he wanted to be transferred to a facility in the Lower Mainland, but she told him it wasn't up to her.

Kay told the court Winter was just recently released from hospital, after months of recovering from gunshot injuries.

Winter's family has previously told that he was driving to the Lower Mainland on Jan. 30 to deal with outstanding charges. He pulled over at the Xcalibur Car Wash in Salmon Arm.

The Independent Investigations Office is investigating the incident and has previously said the man attempted to escape police, which led to an altercation and shots being fired by officers.

According to court documents, 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.

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