Man arrested after officer shot near Argenta
On Thursday, October 10, 2019 at approximately 7 p.m., Kaslo RCMP officers attended to a rural property in the Argenta area in order to execute arrest warrants on an individual known to police.
Following lengthy and exhaustive negotiations between RCMP Crisis Negotiators and a barricaded 28-year-old man, the man exited the residence and was arrested without further incident.
Now that the incident has ended, the RCMP can confirm that a BC RCMP officer suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after being shot during the incident. While front line officers were attending the location on the strength of arrest warrants, the suspect barricaded himself in the cabin and allegedly fired shots. The injured officer was transported to a local area hospital and is expected to recover.
RCMP resources including the Emergency Response Team, Tactical Troop and General Investigation investigators have been deployed from across the province to support the ongoing investigation.
“While we always hope that situations such as this come to a swift and safe resolution, we are thankful that our officer is expected to fully recover and no one else has been injured,” stated C/Supt. Brad Haugli, Officer-in-Charge of the Southeast District RCMP.
The man remains in police custody, no charges have been laid at this time.