Police block the driveway of a Canoe residence where the suspect in a Sicamous armed robbery was taken into custody.

Charges laid against robbery suspect shot by police

Twenty-year old faces nine charges related to Sicamous robbery and subsequent flight from police.

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 Friday, July 3 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.

A perimeter was established and a police dog and handler were used to establish 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 injuries.

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 investigating 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.

 

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