Male in Custody after Fight in Bar

Kamloops City

2017-05-29 11:54 PDT

File # 2017-15983

A 24 year old man is in custody after assaulting another man in a bar.

On May 24th, Kamloops RCMP received a report of a fight between two males in a bar located on Tranquille Road. Both men had left the bar before police arrived. According to witnesses and video surveillance, the suspect had assaulted the victim by punching him and then striking him with a beer bottle. The suspect also had what appeared to be handgun and brandished it during the assault.

Police located the suspect a few blocks away and saw him throw something to the ground before they approached him. After the male was arrested, the area was searched and a small silver replica pistol was recovered.

The suspect is being held in custody to go before a judge. RCMP are recommending charges of: Breach of Probation, Using a Firearm in the Commission of an Offence and Assault with a weapon.

The victim has been identified and police will contact him to ascertain what the extent of his injuries are.

Released by

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie

Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
kamloops.rcmp.ca
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: (250) 828-3068

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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