Hemmed in: A resident of a home near Club Shuswap blocks the escape route of the suspect’s blue vehicle with his truck.

Hemmed in: A resident of a home near Club Shuswap blocks the escape route of the suspect’s blue vehicle with his truck.

Nine charges in armed robbery

A man who was shot by police following an armed robbery in Sicamous and subsequent police pursuit to Salmon Arm is facing criminal charges

A man who was shot by police following an armed robbery in Sicamous and subsequent police pursuit to Salmon Arm is facing nine criminal charges in connection with the incident.

Shyan Davis Callingbull Coon, 20, has been charged with robbery, using an imitation firearm to commit an indictable offence, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, four counts of assault with a weapon, flight from a peace officer and possession of property obtained by crime in regards to the July 3 incident.

The RCMP Independent Investigations office (IIO) is conducting a review of the situation, which resulted in Coon being shot by an RCMP officer. His injuries were said to be serious, but not life threatening.

The situation began on the Friday evening at approximately 5 p.m. when Sicamous RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at a gas station.

Police reported the suspect fled the scene in a blue SUV bearing Nova Scotia plates, which had been reported stolen in Saskatchewan.

RCMP, with the help of a 911 call from a Canoe resident, later found the vehicle in Canoe, where the suspect had abandoned it in a residential driveway.

Police surrounded the area and a police dog and handler were brought in to find a track. During the search the dog handler was allegedly confronted by the suspect and the RCMP officer discharged his sidearm. The officer was also taken to hospital for treatment of an injury.

Coon is listed as being held in custody on the charges, but it is not known whether this is at a correctional or medical facility.

RCMP are responsible for the investigation of the robbery, while the IIO is in charge of investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Coon is scheduled to make another appearance in Salmon Arm Provincial Court on Aug 4.

 

Salmon Arm Observer

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