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Gun pulled on police officer

UPDATE: Sunday 6 a.m.

Kamloops RCMP have identified a suspect in an incident in which a gun was pulled on a police officer and shots were fired.

About 5:20 p.m. Saturday, an officer approached a suspicious group in the parking lot of the Tournament Inn, and a struggle broke out during an attempt to detain a male suspect. 

The man pulled a handgun and shots were exchanged before the suspect fled the scene. 

It's not known if the suspect went into a room at the hotel or left the area, Cpl. Jodi Shelkie reported in a press release at 1 a.m.

"This situation is very fluid as the suspect has not been located yet," she said.

By 2 a.m., police said they have identified their suspect. 
 
Michael Shawn Boyer, 41, is considered armed and dangerous. He is described as Caucasian, six feet one inch tall, 180 pounds, with short, brown hair. 

If you see him, do not approach, and call 911 immediately.

The officer in the altercation suffered a non-life-threatening injury and was taken to hospital. He has since been released and was not shot.

Anyone with information on Boyer's whereabouts is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.  
 
The Kelowna emergency response team is on the scene, and officers will continue to process the crime scene today. The public is urged to avoid the area.


ORIGINAL: Saturday 8:30 p.m.

Police in Kamloops are currently surrounding a hotel and are reportedly looking for a suspect from an altercation earlier in the evening.

RCMP have set up a perimeter at the Tournament Inn, located on Highway 1 on the east side of the city.

An unconfirmed report indicates that police have been surrounding the hotel for more than an hour.

"It is early in the situation, and more details will be available in a few hours," spokesperson Cpl. Jody Shelkie said in a news release.

The situation is the second serious police incident in Kamloops today.

Police responded to an incident where shots were fired in an apartment building on Saturday morning, resulting in one male tenant being injured.



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