RCMP tactical team arrests dangerous suspect in Kelowna | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

Current Conditions

Mostly Cloudy

Kelowna News

RCMP tactical team arrests dangerous suspect in Kelowna

October 08, 2020 - 11:04 AM

A man wanted in connection with violent incidents in Kelowna and West Kelowna over the last few months was arrested by police last night.

Kelowna RCMP officers and Emergency Response Team members worked together to take down the wanted Kelowna man last evening, Oct. 7, according to an RCMP media release.

Investigators believe the man to be responsible for a series of violent interactions with two victims in recent months, where he pointed a firearm and threatened them.

The suspect allegedly pointed a firearm at the two victims, Oct. 4. They immediately called 911 but the suspect fled the area when police arrived and was not located at that time.

The victims told police that the suspect also pointed a firearm and threatened them April 22. There were no injuries in either incident, and the victims and suspect were known to each other.

“Due to the suspects escalating violent behaviour, covert plain clothes operators were tasked with bringing him into custody safely,” Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy said in the release. “Those members located their target Wednesday evening in Kelowna. To ensure public and police safety, a coordinated arrest was carried out by the Emergency Response Team, supported by additional front line officers, a police canine unit.” 

The suspect, a 43-year-old Kelowna man, remains in police custody facing numerous criminal charges. He is expected to appear in court today, Oct. 8. 

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Brie Welton or call (250) 819-3723 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

We welcome your comments and opinions on our stories but play nice. We won't censor or delete comments unless they contain off-topic statements or links, unnecessary vulgarity, false facts, spam or obviously fake profiles. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above. 

News from © iNFOnews, 2020

  • Popular kelowna News
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile