DAWSON CREEK, BC: Four people have been arrested following a firearm incident near the Groundbirch Store on Highway 97 Saturday…
Police say a report came in of a male pointing a firearm at a female inside a vehicle. Witnesses tell police that a male passenger pointed a gun at a female driver after a verbal argument between the two. The gun was described as a short barreled ‘old time’ looking gun.
The Dawson Creek RCMP located the vehicle on the side of the highway and conducted a high risk take down of the 4 occupants of the vehicle. Due to the risk posed to both public and police, the highway was closed by officers for a short period of time.
All of the occupants were taken into custody and after a quick search of the vehicle, a sawed off shotgun was located.
The vehicle was seized so that a search warrant could be completed to conduct a more thorough search of the vehicle as the located shotgun did not match the description provided. Three of the four occupants were released shortly afterwards.
The fourth male passenger, who is suspected of pointing the firearm remains in custody. In addition to charges stemming from this incident, the male also had several outstanding warrants from another jurisdiction.
A search was conducted on the vehicle and a second sawed off shotgun was located.