Man killed in clash with Kamloops RCMP over possible kidnapping

Man killed in clash with Kamloops RCMP over possible kidnapping

Royal Canadian Mounted Police vehicle

A man was killed on Sunday during of a clash with police west of Kamloops, British Columbia, after the possible abduction of two women and a child.

According to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), 911 dispatchers received the call for help from a woman who appeared to be inside a vehicle around 5:20 p.m. Saturday.

< p class="e-p">A second call was then received, this time reporting that a woman was trying to get out of a vehicle traveling erratically on the Trans-Canada Highway, followed by a third call reporting that a woman and a child had been abducted.

After locating the suspect's vehicle, according to the RCMP, officers drove to a rural property before calling an emergency response team.

Police say an “interaction” took place around 3 a.m. Sunday with a man who was armed. He was shot and killed.

Also according to the RCMP, a child who was with the man was not injured and a woman who sustained injuries was found inside a trailer located at the scene. Another injured and bound woman was found inside the home of the man shot by police.

Both women were taken to hospital for medical treatment. treatment.

According to the Independent Investigations Office (IIO), which investigates police actions, these events took place in Walhachin, west of Kamloops.

The RCMP is investigating the initial kidnapping complaint and the assault on the second woman found tied up.

Over the past 5 years, on average, the IIO has reported approximately 6 shootings involving police officers each year, up from 15 in 2022, as of August 11.

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