On March 27, 2022, Merritt RCMP front line officers attended the 2700 block of Clapperton Ave. after a 911 call was received alleging a man had been assaulted inside a residence and the suspect was in possession of a sawed off rifle.

Officers surrounded the residence, eventually clearing it and taking six people into custody.

On March 28, 2022, the Merritt General Investigation Section executed a search warrant on the residence and located a sawed off rifle, another rifle and a crossbow.

“Firearms calls like this are very dangerous to the public and police,” said Sgt. Josh Roda

“We want to assure the public we are doing everything we can to get illegal guns off our streets and hold the offenders accountable.”

The incident is still under investigation and will be forwarded to the BC Prosecution Service once complete.

If anyone has any information pertaining this incident that has not spoken to police, please contact Cst. Nic Maciejewski with the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262.

A sawed off rifle seized by Merritt RCMP.
(Photo: Merritt RCMP)