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POLICE – Arrest made in kidnapping, two sought in murder investigation

Gordon Braaten (left) and Hugh McIntosh.

Police have arrested a 36-year-old suspect in last week’s robbery and kidnapping, and are looking for two men in connection with a murder a day later.

Kamloops RCMP and the Southeast District Emergency Response Team (ERT) made the arrest at a home on Brandon Avenue this morning (Feb. 20, 2019). The robbery and kidnapping took place on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

“Through investigation, the Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit has identified suspects who are believed to have been involved in last week’s robbery and kidnapping,” a press release said.

“Because firearms were used in the crime, Kamloops RCMP engaged the Southeast District ERT.  A residence on Brandon Avenue was surrounded and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.”

Last week, Justin William Daniels was charged in connection with the same case.

In the other case, two suspects have been charged in absentia with murder and attempted murder after Jason Glover was shot at a home on Tranquille Road Feb. 15. He died in hospital.

The suspects are identified as Gordon Wayne Braaten and Hugh Alexander McIntosh, both of Kamloops, but they haven’t been found. Cpl. Jodie Shelkie said both are considered armed and dangerous.

They are described as:

BRAATEN:

  • Caucasian
  • 35 years-old
  • 6’ tall
  • 165 lbs
  • Short brown hair
  • Green eyes
  • Athletic build

McINTOSH:

  • Caucasian
  • 51 years-old
  • 5’ 8” tall
  • 190 lbs
  • Shaved, balding brown hair
  • Green eyes
  • Medium build

Both cases are believed to be connected to the drug trade.

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