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Charge Approved in Altercation Outside RCMP Detachment

A charge has been approved in connection with last Friday’s altercation at the North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP detachment.

Early that morning a police officer was injured when an SUV entered the detachment parking lot and struck a police vehicle.

Another office fired at the suspect, wounding him.

A charge of assaulting a police officer with a weapon has now been approved against Lunden Taylor Howard.

Howard also faces another charge of assault and breaching bail conditions on the same day in Esquimalt.

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The injured officer has now been released from hospital.

The RCMP and the Independent Investigations Office of BC are investigating the incident at the Duncan detachment.

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