A Gibsons, B.C., man, who was shot while trying to evict a woman from her care-home room, was upgraded Thursday to stable from serious condition.
Kenn Perrier, 47, a manager at the Good Samaritan Christenson Village, was shot once Tuesday. The bullet passed through his arm and entered his side.
His alleged shooter, Linda Lorraine Howe, 40, who was shot by police in turn, faces 10 charges, including three counts of attempted murder.
Perrier’s brother-in-law, Jeff Lee, described Perrier as a loving husband and father of three, who were all devastated by the shooting.
“He’s a very strong, capable man,” Lee said. “He’s a gentle soul.”
Lee said Perrier faced a long road to recovery, but was conscious and had spoken with family members.
“The family is understandably shocked and traumatized by this incident,” Lee said.
“His wife, his mother and sisters have gathered in Vancouver to be at his side and to assist him in whatever way they can as he recovers.”
The incident began Tuesday when Perrier and three employees of the care home entered Howe’s room to move her to another facility.
Howe and Ferrier were both airlifted to Vancouver hospitals following the shootings.