POLICE – Suspect in G&M standoff charged with attempted murder

Thirty-five-year-old Shane William Caron will appear in provincial court Monday charged with attempted murder and a litany of other charges.

Caron was taken into custody Friday (Oct. 27, 2017) after a lengthy armed and barricaded situation in the G and M trailer park. RCMP said Sunday he has been charged with the following offences:

    • S.239(1)(a.1) CC Attempted Murder x4 in relation to shooting at Kamloops RCMP members
    • S.85(1)(c) CC Use firearm while committing assault
    • S.92 CC Posses a firearm without a licence
    • S.94(1) CC Unlawfully occupy vehicle with firearm
    • S.244.2(1)(b) CC Discharge firearm to prevent arrest
    • S.266 CC Assault (related to the original complaint to police at about 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2017)
    • S.349(1) CC Unlawfully in dwelling (related to the original complaint to police at about 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2017)
    • S.145(3) CC Fail to comply x3 (related to the original complaint to police at about 6:30 a.m. on Oct. 27, 2017)

Police said the charges are in addition to those he was previously facing, which are also currently before the courts.

Staff Sgt. Simon Pillay said RCMP have finished processing the scene at the trailer park. He said it’s expected that further charges will be filed as the investigation progresses.

“This was an event that shook our whole city. Many people were adversely affected by this incident, like the children who couldn’t leave Sk’elep School on the Kamloops Indian Band Reserve, the residents of the effected neighbourhoods and the motorists trying to travel on Highway 5,” Pillay said.

“However, the community support through this operation has been overwhelmingly positive and the RCMP is very appreciative. I would like to say a special thank you to the residents of G and M trailer park who unfortunately endured a lengthy and uncomfortable situation.

“This community was very helpful to the police and graciously brought refreshments and even homemade food to the RCMP members posted there around the clock. Gestures like that really make a difference to morale and for that we sincerely thank you.”

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