Prelim dates set for man charged in shootout with Kamloops Mounties

A four-day preliminary inquiry is set to begin on Oct. 1 for a man facing attempted murder charges in connection to a 17-hour standoff with police last fall.

Shane William Caron is charged with four counts of attempted murder in connection to alleged shots being fired from a rifle at Mounties last October.

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He is facing several other charges, including possession of a firearm without a licence, assault with a weapon, unlawfully occupying a vehicle with a firearm and being unlawfully in a dwelling.

Police were initially called for a report of domestic assault involving the suspect at a North Shore home on Oct. 27, 2017, less than two weeks after Caron was released on bail following a previous arrest on similar allegations.

Former RCMP superintendent Brad Mueller said at the time that police tried to make contact with the suspect before he threatened to shoot them. Mueller said the suspect emerged from the home armed with a rifle and took off in a pickup truck.

Mueller said police followed the vehicle to the Mount Paul industrial area, where the suspect is alleged to have fired at police, with Mounties returning fire.

Caron was arrested at 4 a.m. on Oct. 28 while inside his parents home in the G&M Trailer Park off Highway 5 North, across from Sun Rivers.

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