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Police incident that closed Kalamalka Lake Road now a homicide investigation

October 05, 2020 - 3:22 PM

Police have released details on the incident that caused a road closure in Coldstream last week, which is now deemed a homicide.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP responded to the area of Kalamalka Road near Howe Road in Coldstream after a man covered in blood gained entry into a home shortly after 3:30 a.m., Oct. 1, according to an RCMP media release.

The man had been shot, and was cared for by the resident of the home he entered, who happened to be a medical professional.

"The victim, who had been shot, happened to gain entry into the home of a medical professional who provided enhanced care while awaiting the arrival of emergency paramedics," Southeast District Major Crime Unit commander Sgt. Scott Aschenbrenner said in the release.

The victim, 27-year-old Zacheriah Bradley, was transported to hospital by B.C. Emergency Health Services in serious condition. Although he underwent emergency surgery, he has since succumbed to his injuries.

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit has taken over the investigation, which is now deemed a homicide.

Vernon RCMP secured several locations in the area in order to preserve any physical evidence.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit information line at 1-877-987-8477. Or remain completely anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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