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Spallumcheen man charged with murder in North Okanagan shooting

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September 22, 2021 - 1:33 PM

A 46-year-old Spallumcheen man has been charged with second degree murder in connection to a shooting in the North Okanagan community earlier this week.

The victim’s body was found by RCMP officers in the 4500 block of Back Enderby Road in Spallumcheen on Monday, Sept. 20. They had been called to a report of a shooting.

Police also located a suspect vehicle with help from the heavily armed emergency response team members and the RCMP helicopter.

A short time later, a suspect was arrested in Armstrong and taken into custody. An RCMP vehicle was damaged during the arrest but no one was injured.

The B.C. Prosecution Service has approved charge of second degree murder in Vernon provincial court yesterday, Sept. 21, against Jevon Daniel Smith of Spallumcheen.

READ MORE: Murder investigation underway following North Okanagan shooting

The identity of the murder victim has not been released. B.C. RCMP spokesperson Staff Sgt. Janelle Shoihet said further details about the deceased will not be released “pending further investigation and notification of next of kin.”

She said investigators believe the accused and the victim were known to each other.

Shoihet said further updates will be limited as the matter is now before the courts.

“We are asking anyone who had contact with Mr. Smith in the hours preceding this incident to contact the Southeast District Major Crime unit at 1-877-987-8477,” Shoihet said in a media release.

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