Campbell River RCMP investigating after gun pointing incident
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A Campbell River man remains behind bars after a gun-pointing incident over the weekend.
Members of Campbell River RCMP’s A Watch were called to the 1300 block of Dogwood Street at roughly 2:00pm Saturday, after getting a report of a man in a tracksuit pulling a gun on another man.
Police tracked down the suspect and arrested him without incident later that day.
After executing a search warrant on Campbell River home the next day, officers found guns, ammunition, and substances believed to be cocaine, MDMA, and fentanyl.
Campbell River local, Ray Sharkey, appeared in court yesterday (April 12th) and faces 16 criminal charges including Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
He remains in custody.
RCMP Const. Maury Tyre said it was a coordinated response: “There was an immense amount of teamwork to ensure that this investigation was conducted as quickly and safely as possible. Whenever we are dealing with firearms in the community being used in such a brazen manner there is an inherent risk that needs to be managed.”
Tyre added that in this case, it took a great deal of police resourcing, “including our Community Response Unit (CRU), A and D watches, Major Crimes Unit (MCU), Police Dog Services (PDS), and our Forensics Unit (FIS). All the officers who took part in the investigation handled themselves with a level of (professionalism) that ensured the incident did not escalate out of control and that the community at large remained safe.”
It is believed all involved in the incident knew each other.
If you wish to report a crime please contact the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221 or in an emergency call 911.
***All events are alleged to have occurred until proven in court.