KELOWNA, B.C. - An RCMP officer in Kelowna has been charged
with careless use of a firearm after a suspect was injured during an
arrest in the Okanagan.
The Feb. 13 incident occurred as members of the Kelowna RCMP detachment
tried to arrest a 24-year-old man wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.
Crown Counsel has now approved a single charge count against the officer, who is due in a Kelowna courtroom on Nov. 27.
RCMP say the member's name will not be released until he makes his first court appearance.
In a release issued shortly after the February shooting,
Mounties reported the plainclothes member spotted the suspect and
identified himself as a police officer but was sprayed with what he
claimed was some sort of irritant.
In the resulting struggle, police say several shots were fired, leaving the suspect with non-life threatening injuries.