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UPDATE: Armed and dangerous suspect caught by Kamloops RCMP

This photo shows Kamloops RCMP officers detaining Michael Shawn Boyer on Nov. 6, 2017 outside of a home on Fortune Drive.
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November 06, 2017 - 4:33 PM

KAMLOOPS - Police in Kamloops are releasing new details about the arrest of a man who was allegedly involved in a confrontation with an RCMP officer last weekend.

Kamloops RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a news release police have been actively seeking information and looking for Michael Shawn Boyer, 41, since Saturday, Nov. 4, after an incident at the Tournament Inn.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. today, Nov. 6, Kamloops RCMP officers and police dogs conducted several operations in an attempt to locate Boyer, Shelkie says, starting at 217 Nelson Ave. where a shooting took place last week.

Shelkie says no one was arrested during that investigation but four firearms, all long guns, were seized. That investigation is ongoing.

At approximately 2 p.m. police conducted surveillance at a North Shore restaurant after receiving a tip that Boyer was there. Police approached the man on Fortune Drive when it was safe, but he was not Boyer. He was cooperative and quickly released, Shelkie says.

Roughly half an hour later, police approached a Fortune Drive home after receiving information that Boyer was staying there. Once the house was surrounded, Boyer surrendered without further incident, Shelkie says.

Shelkie says police received regular tips on Boyer's whereabouts from the public, which eventually led to his arrest.

This morning, RCMP revealed Boyer didn't fire his gun during the confrontation with officers on Saturday, Nov. 4 outside the Tournament Inn.

Police say Boyer allegedly produced a handgun, pointed it at the officer, and made threats to shoot the officer. The officer then fired his pistol at the suspect, Shelkie says.

Over the weekend Kamloops RCMP said the officer approached a group of suspicious people and attempted to detain Boyer when a violent struggle began.

The officer was injured during the altercation, but not from gunshots. He was treated for non life-threatening injuries at the hospital.

Police set up a perimeter around the Tournament Inn after the altercation but Boyer got away.

Kamloops RCMP is expected to address the media tomorrow afternoon, Nov. 7, regarding recent gun violence in the city.

— This story was updated at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 to say the suspect had been arrested.

— This story was updated at 4:27 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 to include new details of the suspect's arrest.


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