Shots fired at police by man behaving erratically

Trail and Greater District

2022-10-26 15:42 PDT

File # # 2022-4904

On October 25, 2022, at 11:48 p.m. two frontline Trail and Greater District RCMP officers responded to a 29-year-old man from Quebec, who was behaving erratically and attempted to enter the Trail Ambulance Station in the 1100 block of Hospital Bench Road, in Trail, BC.

The two RCMP officers located the man standing in a dark area just outside of the ambulance station. As the officers engaged in verbal de-escalation with the man, he allegedly fired several rounds from a handgun at the two officers and three nearby paramedics.

The officers utilized a conducted energy weapon to physically subdue the man. The officers took the man into custody without further incident. No one was injured during this event.

The 29-year-old Quebec man has been remanded on several firearms charges until his first appearance by video in Rossland Provincial Court on November 2, 2022.

Trail and Greater District RCMP continue to investigate the incident and will be recommending additional criminal charges including Attempted Murder contrary to Section 239 of the Criminal Code to BC Prosecution Services.

I am thankful that no one was hurt or killed in this incident. I would like to commend the bravery of the officers and paramedics who risk their lives and safety in the line of duty during a potentially deadly situation. - Sgt. Wicentowich

Released by:

Sergeant Mike Wicentowich
NCO i/c Trail Detachment
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Tel: 250-364-2566

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