Murder charge for local man

27 year old Shane Takeshi Gyoba of Ashcroft has been charged with second degree murder in the killing of another Ashcroft man.

A 27-year-old Ashcroft man faces murder charges after a body of a deceased male was found at the residence on Cedar Cres. and Hill St. on Monday morning.

Shortly after 9:30 am on June 2, police responded to a 911 call from neighbours who reported hearing a loud “bang”.

Shane Takeshi Gyoba, 27 of Ashcroft was remanded into custody for second degree murder. He was scheduled to appear in Kamloops Provincial Court Tuesday afternoon.

The name of the deceased was not released before The Journal went to press.

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit and Ashcroft RCMP continue to investigate and ask that anyone with any information contact the Ashcroft RCMP at 250-453-2216 or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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