Kelowna man arrested for shooting ground while confronting campers

A Kelowna man faces potential firearms and assault charges after an incident at a personal property in the Postill Lake area in late August.

  • Sep. 6, 2016 9:00 a.m.

A Kelowna man faces potential firearms and assault charges after an incident on his property late August.

During the late evening hours of Aug. 27  the Kelowna RCMP responded to a report of a trespassing incident at a property   along Postill Lake Road in the 6000 block

“While responding to the complaint, police learned that the property owner had armed himself with a firearm and allegedly discharged the firearm into the ground, when he confronted two men,” said Const. Jesse O’Donaghey, in a press release.

“Police spoke to the two males a father and son, were appeared to be fully equipped for camping in the area. Police learned from the men that one of them sustained non-life threatening injuries after allegedly being assaulted by the property owner.”

The property owner, a 33-year-old Kelowna man, was taken into custody and eventually released to appear in Court on a later date.  Investigators gathered evidence to support possible charges against the property owner, including assault, utter threats and firearms related offences.

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