Gunshot sends police on high-speed chase in Keremeos

Keremeos man faces charges of careless use of a firearm, possession of a restricted weapon, dangerous driving and flight from police

A Keremeos man sent RCMP on a chase that eventually ended with the man crashing into the front garden of his own home.

Mounties received a complaint on Monday that a firearm had been discharged at a residence on the 400 block of 7th Avenue. With residents in nearby homes evacuated, RCMP surrounded the residence where it was believed the firearm was discharged.

A 52-year-old man came out, got into his pickup truck and fled the scene at a high rate of speed, said Cpl. Mike Gallagher. RCMP then pursued the driver, who drove about three blocks up the street before coming back and crashing into his own yard.

“The male exited his truck brandishing a machete and threatened RCMP members if they approached him,” said Gallagher. “After several minutes of negotiations, the male surrendered to Keremeos RCMP. There were no injuries to the public, police or the suspect.”

The man was arrested and is currently remanded into custody. Gallagher said charges of careless use of a firearm, possession of a restricted weapon while prohibited, dangerous driving and flight from police have been recommended.


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