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UPDATE: Charges laid in Courtenay 2019 coffee shop shooting

A 21-year old Vancouver Island man is facing 10 charges in the Coffee Lovebug shooting investigation.

On June 9th, 2019 neighbours woke up to the sound of gunshots near Piercy Avenue and Tull Avenue at the Coffee Lovebug shop.

“Multiple shots were fired, damaging a nearby vehicle and two buildings. Fortunately, nobody was hurt as a result of this gunfire; however, it is incidents like this that demonstrate the callous disregard that some people have for the safety of others” said Cpl. Matt Holst, Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit. “It is this complete disregard for public safety that made this investigation a priority,” he added.

Comox Valley RCMP Inspector Mike Kurvers says hard work by officers led to the arrest.

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“We’ve laid charges. That was a lot of hard work from our major crimes side, the plainclothes side doing a lot of good work. We’ve wrapped that up. That’s with Crown council. All the charges are approved,” the Inspector added.

The Comox Valley RCMP said that although charges have been laid, the investigation will continue until all the circumstances surrounding the shooting are known to police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321 and refer to file 2019-8543.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or online at

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