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Vernon customer confronts man yelling at staff, has gun pointed at him

RCMP looking to ID suspect in altercation

A month-old investigation has police looking to identify a man who allegedly pointed a firearm at another person.

The incident took place in the parking lot of a business in the 4300 block of 27th Street around 8 p.m. Oct. 14.

“The incident began inside the business when a customer had a brief verbal exchange with a man who was yelling at staff,” said Const. Chris Terleski, Vernon North Okanagan RCMP media relations officer. “When the customer left, the suspect followed them to the parking lot and started a physical confrontation and allegedly pulled out what appeared to be a handgun and pointed it at the victim. The suspect fled from the scene on foot.”

Officers immediately responded and contained the area, however, the suspect was not located.

An image of the suspect from video surveillance of the incident has been released with the goal of advancing the investigation.

The unknown adult male is described as in his 20s, tall, slim with a brown moustache and bowl cut hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing light coloured shorts and a blue sweatshirt with white and red lettering on the back.

If you can identify the person in this image, or have information that may assist police in identifying him, you are asked to contact Const. Boudreau at 250-545-7171 and quote file #2023-18299. Or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online at

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