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Wanted man arrested for violent, armed home invasion in West Kelowna

John Michael Aronson of Kelowna has been arrested following an RCMP manhunt related to a violent, armed home invasion in West Kelowna earlier this year.
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November 07, 2017 - 10:32 AM

WEST KELOWNA – RCMP have arrested and charged a Kelowna man wanted for firing a gun during a violent home invasion in September.

John Michael Aronson was one of two men police believe forced their way into a home in the 3000 block of Ensign Way in West Kelowna around 3 a.m., Sept. 23.

Kelowna RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey said at the time one of the two armed men struck and injured a woman living in the home.

“As the suspects fled the home, shots were fired," he said. “They got away in a vehicle later seized by police.”

O’Donaghey said investigators believe the incident was targeted.

Aronson, who is from Kelowna, was already wanted on multiple outstanding unrelated warrants and additional warrants related to the home invasion were issued in September.

Court records show he was taken into custody in early October and has since been charged with several gun related charges, uttering threats, assault causing harm, assault with a weapon, break and enter, two counts of dangerous operation of a vehicle and several charges of being unlawfully at large, resisting a peace officer and numerous breaches.

He appears in Kelowna Provincial Court today, Nov. 7.

Anyone with any additional information is asked to contact the West Kelowna RCMP General Investigations Section at 250-768-2880, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.


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