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Three men face serious charges after shots fired near TRU: police

Dealer targeted in robbery?

Court documents are shedding some new light on an incident last week in which gunshots were fired during an alleged robbery at a McGill Road condo building in Kamloops.

Three men were charged with armed robbery after a report of gunfire just after 7:30 a.m. Friday in the 700-block of McGill Road. Mounties believe shots were fired.

Police were called to the area for a report of gunshots. Witnesses also reported seeing firearms, police said.

According to Mounties, five people were arrested. Two were later released without charges.

No injuries were reported, police said.

Alexander James Zeballos, 32, Kaleb Lawrence Conroy, 19, and Dylan Glaser, 20, are each facing one count of robbery with a firearm.

Court documents show the men are accused of robbing Curtis Cederfeldt, a convicted drug dealer who in 2017 was sentenced to 15 months in prison for a trafficking conviction.

“As part of the investigation, officers located evidence to support a firearm was discharged during what is believed to be a targeted incident,” Kamloops RCMP Insp. Jeff Pelley said in a news release on Tuesday.

“Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of this very public and dangerous occurrence. Investigations surrounding individuals who use violence and firearms continues to be a high and strategic priority for the Kamloops RCMP.”

Zeballos and Conroy are expected to appear in court for a bail hearing on Wednesday. A date for Glaser’s bail hearing has not yet been set.

Each of the three accused remains in custody.



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