RCMP arrest man after weekend altercation injures officer in Kamloops, B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - Police say a 41-year-old suspect did not fire a gun in an altercation that left an RCMP officer injured on the weekend in Kamloops, B.C.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says based on the information police have so far, the man allegedly produced a handgun, pointed it at the officer and threatened to fire it.

Police say in a news release the officer did fire his pistol at the suspect.

RCMP say Michael Boyer of Kamloops was taken into custody at a home on Monday afternoon after police received information he was staying there.

Mounties have said the officer suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was released after receiving medical treatment.

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