A suspect in the shooting incident at the Tournament Inn on Nov. 4 was taken into custody at a home on Fortune Drive today (Nov. 6, 2017).
Police said they surrounded the home about 2:30 p.m. and arrested Michael Shawn Boyer without further incident.
In the Tournament Inn incident Saturday night, a Kamloops police officer struggled with and shot at a man who had a firearm, and RCMP have been looking for Boyer since then.
Cpl. Jodi Shelkie said today’s arrest came after members of Kamloops RCMP General Duty, Police Dog Section, Crime Reduction Unit and Serious Crimes conducted several operations in an attempt to locate him.
Around 11:30 a.m. the team went to 217 Nelson Avenue. No one was arrested there but four firearms were seized (all long guns – two had been modified by being sawed off), Shelkie said. That investigation is ongoing.
“Around 2 p.m. the team responded to a tip that Boyer was at a North Shore restaurant. That person was placed under surveillance and when safe, he was approached on Fortune Drive, but it wasn’t Boyer.” He was cooperative and quickly released, said Shelkie.
A half hour later the team approached the residence on Fortune Drive in response to information that Boyer was staying there, and took him into custody.
Shelkie said several tips were received from the public about Boyer’s whereabouts, which led to the arrest.
Kamloops RCMP are still investigating the separate firearm incident on Holt Street Saturday where a 24-year-old male was struck with a bullet.
Shelkie said investigation has revealed that, in a neighbouring apartment to where the victim lives, two males were involved in a violent altercation where one of them was allegedly holding a firearm carelessly when it discharged. The bullet went through the wall and into the next apartment where it struck the victim.
“All the subjects in the apartment have been identified and the Kamloops RCMP are currently in the process of locating and speaking with them.” She said the name and description of the suspect who discharged the firearm will be released once charges are laid.
The victim was treated and released.
If you have any information about this incident please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477