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Mackenzie RCMP seek public’s help locating wanted man

Emil Laverne Spelman

The Mackenzie RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating a man wanted for aggravated assault, assault with weapon, possession of a firearm while prohibited and discharge a firearm with intent.

On Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 1:50 p.m., the Mackenzie RCMP were notified that a man had just attended the hospital suffering from an apparent gunshot would. The subsequent investigation determined the incident took place at a private residence in Mackenzie. This is believed to be a targeted attack, as both the suspect and victim were known to each other.

The BC Prosecution service has approved the following charges against 40-year-old Mackenzie resident, Emil Laverne Spelman:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Assault with Weapon
  • Possession of a Firearm While Prohibited
  • Discharge a Firearm with Intent  

Emil Laverne Spelman is described as:

  • Caucasian man
  • 40 years old
  • 178 cm (5’10)
  • 84 kg (185 lbs)
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes

If located, contact the RCMP. Under no circumstances should you confront or try and apprehend Emil Spelman. He is violent and could possibly be armed with a firearm.

If you have any information about Emil Laverne Spelman or where he might be, contact the Mackenzie RCMP at (250) 997-3288 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-8477.

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