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Man accused of shooting Mountie in Kamloops, B.C., now faces six charges

RCMP officers take down police tape in Kamloops, B.C. on Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014. A man accused of shooting a Mountie in Kamloops, B.C. during a traffic stop earlier this month is now facing a total of six charges. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Kim Anderson
December 18, 2014 - 1:37 PM

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Two new charges have been laid against a man accused of shooting a Mountie in Kamloops, B.C., during a traffic stop.

When 36-year-old Kenneth Knutson appeared in court for a bail hearing on Thursday he learned he now faces six charges.

The new counts are for aggravated assault and possession of a firearm contrary to order in the Dec. 3 shooting of Cpl. Jean Michaud, who is still in hospital recovering from critical injuries.

Crown spokesman Neil MacKenzie says Knutson was initially charged with a variety of offences related to the alleged use of a firearm along with an attempted-murder charge.

MacKenzie says the added allegations are that a restricted or prohibited firearm was used, and the aggravating factor can involve an increase in mandatory minimum sentences.

Knutson's bail hearing has now been scheduled for Jan. 15 because he does not yet have a lawyer. (CHNL)

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