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Two Kamloops men charged in firearm assault

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Two suspects have been charged with multiple crimes after they allegedly assaulted and threatened someone with a firearm in Kamloops.

Kamloops RCMP responded to a report about someone who was threatened and assaulted with what seemed to be a firearm in the 1700-block of Parkcrest Avenue around 12:30 p.m. on Feb. 28.

“Multiple police units responded and following a strategic approach which lasted for almost two hours, located and arrested two suspects,” Kamloops RCMP Supt. Jeff Pelley said in the release. “On Feb. 29, both men appeared for a bail hearing and were remanded into custody.”

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Austin Alexander Neil Eyres, 27, has been charged with a list of crimes related to the incident; one count each of assault with a weapon, robbery with a firearm, possession of stolen property exceeding $5,000, unauthorized possession of a firearm, failure to comply with a release order, pointing a firearm and prohibited driving.

Kenneth Robert Hockley, 26, has been charged with one count each of assault with a weapon, robbery with a firearm, possession of stolen property exceeding $5,000, and possession of ammunition while prohibited.

Both men are currently in custody with their next court appearance scheduled for March 13.

Anyone with information about this incident, including any video footage, is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.


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