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Williams Lake man arrested in 2011 Blind Bay murder
A Williams Lake man is one of two men charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a Shuswap man three years ago.
Jeremy Wayne Davis, 24, was arrested in Williams Lake June 12 and his residence searched. He is expected to make his first court appearance in Kamloops Court Monday, June 16.
Davis and Jordan Larry Barnes, 27, of Mission are each charged with second degree murder in connection with the drive-by shooting of Nicholas Larsen, 24, in June 2011.
Larsen was shot while travelling in a friend’s vehicle along Blind Bay Road in what appeared to be a targeted attack, say police.
"The investigation determined that there had been a dispute in Sorrento between two groups of men a couple of hours before the shooting. The vehicle in which Nick Larsen was riding was forced off the road by another vehicle while travelling on Blind Bay Road," stated police.
"An occupant of the suspect vehicle then opened fire and multiple bullets riddled the vehicle in which Larsen was riding. Nick was hit several times and he succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter on a nearby friend’s property."
The parents of the victim also issued a heartfelt statement, saying a weight has been lifted with the announcement of charges against Davis and Barnes.
BC RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit made the announcement Monday in Kelowna.