RCMP investigate drive by shooting on Reserve

Clinton RCMP make an arrest in drive by shooting at home on Canoe Creek First Nations Reserve.

The Clinton RCMP are continuing their investigation into the recent drive-by shooting on the Canoe Creek First Nations Reserve. One individual is currently facing a charge of Uttering threats in connection with the incident.

On Oct. 8 at 11:39 pm, Clinton RCMP responded to a complaint of a drive-by shooting which had occurred at a home on Meadow Lake Rd, Canoe Creek First Nations Reserve.

Both the Clinton and nearby Ashcroft RCMP responded. RCMP officers did locate a suspect vehicle in the Big Bar Road area at the time of attendance, however were not able to stop it due to the manner in which it was being driven. The suspect vehicle was described as a late 90’s GMC/Chev diesel pickup truck with several occupants inside.

As a result of the investigation, the Clinton RCMP arrested 46 year old Tony Marshall Hyatt on Oct. 10, without incident near his residence. Hyatt appeared in court on Oct. 11 in Kamloops and is currently facing a charge of uttering threats in connection to the drive-by shooting. Hyatt’s next court appearance is slated for Oct. 25.

“This incident could have had a very deadly and tragic ending had anyone been injured by the multiple shots that were fired at the home. We are confident that with public assistance our investigators will be able to bring those responsible before the courts for a crime that has a very negative impact on the community of Canoe Creek,” stated RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Dan Moskaluk

The Clinton RCMP are continuing their investigation with the assistance of the Williams Lake RCMP First Nations Police and are asking that anyone with information regarding this serious crime to contact the Clinton RCMP at 250-459-2221 or their local police services. Those wishing to provide information anonymously can do so by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.