British Columbia

Suspect arrested in alleged police shooting in remote B.C. village

RCMP say a standoff began Thursday night when officers attempted to execute an arrest warrant on a rural property near Argenta in the Kootenays.

RCMP say a standoff began Thursday night on a rural property near Argenta in the Kootenays

Police were called to a rural property in the area at 7 p.m. Thursday to execute an arrest warrant, RCMP say. (CBC)

Police have arrested a man suspected of shooting a police officer after a tense standoff in the remote community of Argenta in the Kootenays.

The man holed up in a cabin on a remote property Thursday night after police arrived to execute an arrest warrant. It's unclear when the officer was shot.

The officer is in serious condition at Trail Hospital but is expected to survive. 

The suspect faces a number of charges and is known to police.  

Crisis negotiators were deployed to the scene and police had asked the public to refrain from broadcasting any of their movements.  

Argenta has a population of approximately 100 and is located on the shore of Kootenay Lake. 

With files from Bob Keating