RCMP respond to a report of shots fired in the city

Williams Lake

2023-12-18 12:01 HNP

Under the Official Languages Act, this office provides services to the public in English only. You will find general information in both official languages at bc.rcmp.ca and www.rcmp.ca

Aux termes de la Loi sur les langues officielles, ce bureau n'offre des services au public qu'en anglais. Vous trouverez des renseignements généraux dans les deux langues officielles au cb.grc.ca et www.grc.ca.

On Saturday, December 16, 2023, Williams Lake RCMP received an anonymous call regarding shots fired on Mackenzie Ave.

Police were told that a man had come to a residence and discharged a firearm in the direction of a person at the house.

Police immediately responded and discovered that the suspect had fled the scene in a pickup truck. Police set up containment in the area and cleared the home and adjoining residence. There appeared to be no one injured.

While at the residence, police received multiple calls of an erratic driver in different areas of the city. One person reported that the driver of the vehicle pointed a firearm at them. It was believed this vehicle was connected to the initial call.

The suspect vehicle came back to the initial scene. Police attempted to stop the speeding vehicle but the suspect vehicle fled from police. A tire deflation device was successfully utilized and the suspect, was arrested without further incident.

Police searched the vehicle and located a loaded rifle in the vehicle. The suspect, a 37-year-old man remains in custody for court, Tuesday, December 19, 2023. He is facing multiple charges including firearms offences, driving offences, and other Criminal Code charges.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to call the Williams Lake RCMP at (250) 392-6211.

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