Suspect in custody, facing charges after Kamloops bar fight - InfoNews

Current Conditions

Light Snow

Suspect in custody, facing charges after Kamloops bar fight

Image Credit:
May 25, 2017 - 12:29 PM

KAMLOOPS - A 24-year-old man is in custody after hitting another man with a beer bottle during a bar fight in Kamloops yesterday.

RCMP say officers were called to a report of a fight between two men at a bar on Tranquille Road yesterday, May 24, however both men had left the bar by the time police arrived.

"According to witnesses and video surveillance, the suspect had assaulted the victim by punching him and then striking him with a beer bottle," Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in a media release. "The suspect also had what appeared to be handgun and brandished it during the assault."

Police located the suspect a few blocks away from the bar, and after searching the area, found a small silver replica pistol.

RCMP are recommending the 24-year-old man be charged with breach of probation, using a firearm in the commission of an offense and assault with a weapon.

"The victim has been identified and police will contact him to ascertain what the extent of his injuries are," Shelkie says.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jenna Hickman or call 250-808-0143 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 © InfoTel News Ltd, 2017
InfoTel News Ltd

  • Popular kelowna News
  • Comments
View Site in: Desktop | Mobile