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Man shot by Mountie charged

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A 27-year-old Shamattawa man shot in his leg by a Mountie on Sunday has been charged with numerous firearm offences, RCMP say.

RCMP say Merle Thomas was shot when he allegedly pointed a gun at officers who were investigating a report of gunshots being fired in the community.

Thomas was arrested and taken to the community's nursing station. He was later flown to Winnipeg for treatment in a city hospital. He is in stable condition.

Thomas is charged with pointing a firearm and possession of a firearm dangerous to the public peace.

At the time he was prohibited from possessing firearms, RCMP said.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition November 1, 2007 $sourceSection$sourcePage

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