Kamloops RCMP Serious Crimes Unit has identified a male suspect they are looking for in connection to a firearms incident at the Tournament Inn on Saturday evening, Nov. 4, 2017 that sent an officer to hospital.
“In the interest of public safety and to further the police investigation,” police say they are seeking Michael Shawn Boyer, described as: Caucasian, 6’1”, 180 lbs, short buzz cut brown hair. He is a 41-year-old resident of Kamloops.
Boyer is considered armed and dangerous. Residents are advised not to approach him and should call 911.
RCMP Cpl. Jodie Shelkie said the police officer was outside the Tournament Inn at 5:20 p.m. Saturday and noticed a group of suspicious people in the parking lot. After he approached them to investigate, he attempted to detain a male suspect.
“The suspect allegedly became violent and a struggle ensued. During this altercation the suspect produced a handgun,” said Shelkie.
“The officer reportedly pulled his sidearm and shots were fired. The suspect fled the scene.”
She said the officer didn’t receive any gunshot wounds but suffered a non-life threatening injury and was later released from hospital.
If you have information about Boyer or his location, contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
RCMP will continue to process the crime scene throughout the afternoon today, Nov. 5, 2017.