Kamloops Mounties arrest murder suspect on Tk'emlups reserve

Gordie Braaten was wanted in connection with the Feb. 15 shooting death of Jason Glover and the shooting of Kelly Callfas

Kamloops Mounties have captured the second man wanted in connection with a gang-related murder in Brocklehurst last month.

Gordie Wayne Braaten, 35, was arrested on Monday afternoon at a home on Cree Drive on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc reserve.

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Braaten, along with Hugh Alexander McIntosh — who was arrested last week in Langley — have been charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with the Feb. 15 shooting death of 39-year-old Glover and the shooting of 50-year-old Kelly Callfas, who was hospitalized with injuries.

The shootings took place in a home in the 1900-block of Tranquille Road in Brocklehurst, with police saying both suspects and victims are involved in the city’s drug trade.

Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Jodie Shelkie said an ongoing investigation led police to Braaten’s location on Cree Drive, where he was arrested without incident.

Uniformed Mounties and members of the Southeast District emergency response team responded to the scene and the road was closed as 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Police issued an update about 90 minutes later that they had Braaten in custody.

“Braaten was believed to be armed and dangerous, so the Southeast District emergency response team was called in to assist,” Shelkie said.

Access to Cree Road was still limited on Monday afternoon as police continued to investigate.

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