Mountie injured, manhunt on for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in Kamloops incident

Michael Boyer is wanted in connection to firearms incident at Tournament Inn

Kamloops RCMP are asking the public to be on alert for an “armed and dangerous” suspect in connection with a firearms incident at Tournament Inn Saturday night.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said the situation escalated when a Kamloops Mountie outside the Tournament Inn, which is at 1893 East Trans-Canada Hwy., noticed a group of people in the parking lot acting suspiciously.

Shelkie said he approached to investigate, which led to an attempt to detain a man.

“The suspect allegedly became violent and a struggle ensued,” Shelkie said. “During this altercation, the suspect produced a handgun. The officer reportedly pulled his sidearm and shots were fired. The suspect fled the scene.”

Shelkie said that while shots were fired, the officer was not injured by gunfire. He was injured during the altercation and treated and released from Royal Inland Hospital.

Mounties are on the hunt for 41-year-old Michael Shawn Boyer of Kamloops.

Boyer is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 6’1”
  • 180 lbs.
  • short buzz-cut brown hair

Police are asking anyone who sees Boyer to not approach him but instead call 911.

Anyone with any information about Boyer should call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

– with files from Kamloops This Week

Just Posted

Athletes win Premier’s Awards

Armstrong’s Jacob Taylor among eight from Interior region to capture award

Funtastic grants soon available

Organization gives back to sporting community with grant program

Music of the Heavens to be an out of this world musical experience

Centre for Culture and Technology at UBC Okanagan teaming up with Orchid Ensemble for Nov. 30 event

Program keeps B.C. drivers in check for safety’s sake

RCMP warn drivers to stay safe this holiday season or suffer the consequences

Vernon one of Canada’s most dangerous places

Penticton, Kamloops, Kelowna, Lake Country and Salmon Arm also make Maclean’s list

Okanagan ski hills open for the season

Both Big White and Silverstar Resort open for the 2017-18 season Thursday

Giving Tuesday will be celebrated in Vernon on Nov.28

Giving Tuesday Okanagan mobilizes to celebrate the global day of giving November 28

MP announces intention to run

North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold sets sights on 2019 federal election

Cougar confronts man in Clearwater

Clearwater resident Barry Joneson had a close encounter of the cougar kind

Letter: Closing pot shops not in public interest

Letter writer says the public is not being served by Kelowna, West Kelowna going after pot shops

Panda picks Argonauts for the win

Giant panda at the Toronto Zoo picks Argos to win Grey Cup on Sunday

Black Friday fervour wanes as some consumers, retailers shun practice

Some businesses are choosing to opt out, while some shoppers are turning to buying online

Trudeau apologizes to excluded residential school students

PM makes statement to former students in Nfld who were left out of previous compensation, apology

Most Read