Police looking for armed suspect


Police descended on a rural area of Kelowna on Tuesday night after a man reportedly brandished a gun.

After 9:00 PM, RCMP received more than one report of a disturbance involving an unknown male and two unknown females, who were reportedly on foot in the area of McCulloch Road and East Kelowna Road when the women engaged in a dispute.

Police responded to the area with a number of resources after learning that the male suspect had produced a firearm and handled it in a threatening manner towards one of the women. The apparent victim of the threat fled on foot.

Containment, with police check points, was established throughout the area while front line officers searched for the suspect. Despite their efforts police were not able to locate any of the people involved in the altercation.

A man and a woman spotted in the vicinity were taken into police custody for a short time, before being ruled out and released unconditionally.

“To anyone who was in the McCulloch Road area as this event unfolded, we would like to extend our appreciation for your patience and full cooperation as our officers worked to ensure you were safe,” said Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

The male suspect has been described to police as a Caucasian male, approximately 25 years of age, standing approx. 5 ft 8 in tall, of slim build, seen wearing a dark tank top style undershirt, and dark shorts. One of the females was wearing a pink shirt with blond hair in a pony tail.

“We need more independent witnesses to come forward with their information, as we continue our efforts to identify all of the individuals involved, and determine exactly what transpired,” 

“We believe that the incident was isolated and that all the parties involved were known to each other.”