Sentencing delayed for alleged gunman in shootout with police

The sentencing of a Kamloops man accused of engaging police in a gunfight before holing up in his parents’ home for nearly 20 hours was delayed on Friday to give lawyers more time for discussions.

Shane Caron, now 36, was arrested at about 4 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2017, at the end of a 17-hour standoff with police. Caron is alleged to have barricaded himself in his parents’ home at the G&M Trailer Park on the Yellowhead Highway near Sun Rivers.

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At the time of the incident, police said they became involved with Caron while responding to a report of a domestic assault at a North Shore home. Mounties said Caron told police he would shoot them, then emerged from the home armed and fled in a truck.

Caron is accused of opening fire on police on multiple occasions during the subsequent pursuit, which took place on the North Shore and through the Tk’emlups reserve.

Lawyers were in court on Friday asking for an adjournment.

“We’ve been working to hammer out an agreed statement of facts,” defence lawyer Jonathan Avis said. “We’re not quite there yet.”

A new date for Caron’s sentencing is expected to be set on Nov. 14.

Following his arrest, Caron was facing numerous charges including four counts of attempted murder. Court records do not indicate which charges Caron has pleaded guilty to.

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