Kamloops police investigating suspected homicide

Kamloops City

2024-05-31 11:11 PDT

File # 2024-16432

A police presence is at a motel on the East Trans Canada Highway this morning, where a man was discovered to be a victim of suspected homicide just after midnight.

On May 31, 2024, at approximately 12:08 a.m., Kamloops RCMP Detachment frontline officers were called to the 2500-block of the Trans Canada Highway East for a report of a person who had been shot. Police arrived and located a deceased man in one of the rooms.

Although very early in the investigation, preliminary observations suggest the shooting was not random, said Supt. Jeff Pelley, the Kamloops RCMP Detachment’s Officer in Charge. At this time, it’s too early to speculate on a motive or if it’s related to any other investigations currently occurring.

Officers remain in the area this morning and a presence is likely to continue throughout the weekend, as officers secure the scene, conduct neighbourhood canvassing, and collect evidence, including video footage that could be connected. The Police Dog Services, Serious Crime Unit, General Investigations Support Team, Forensic Identification Services, and frontline police officers are all engaged in furthering the investigation.

Anyone who witnessed or has information that could be related, including dash camera footage or security cameras that may have captured activity before, during, after the call to police, or in the hours following the incident, is asked to please connect with investigators as soon as possible, said Staff Sergeant Todd Wiebe, Kamloops RCMP Detachment Investigative Services.

The BC Coroners Service is conducting a concurrent investigation.

No further details are available at this time.

Those with information that could be related are asked to please contact the Kamloops RCMP Detachment at 250-828-3000 and reference file 2024-16432.

Released by:

Cpl. Crystal Evelyn
Media Relations Officer
Kamloops RCMP
560 Battle Street, Kamloops, BC V2C 6N4
Office: 250-828-3193
Fax: 250-828-3034

Email: crystal.evelyn@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: kamloops.rcmp.ca

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