A 21-year-old Salmon Arm man has been arrested in a four-year-old investigation involving the slaying of a 22-year-old North Okanagan man.
RCMP say the suspect - who hasn't been named - could face an obstruction charge linked to the Nov. 21, 2008 shooting of Salmon Arm resident Tyler Myers.
Myers, 22, was found in the schoolyard of Bastion Elementary where he died from a single gunshot wound.
A 20-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were charged earlier this month with first-degree murder, but can't be named because they were youths at the time of the shooting.
The woman, who was 17 at the time of the murder, was arrested earlier this month in Vernon. Shortly after, the 20-year-old man, who was then 16, was arrested at his home in Salmon Arm, both arrests were without incident.
At a news conference following the initial arrests, Insp. Gary Shinkaruk with the RCMP's major crime special projects unit, said "the individuals charged were known to Mr. Myers and to his family. It's obviously an emotional time for them. When we advised them of the people that were charged, they were very surprised that it was these individuals."
Shinkaruk described Myers as "a tragic victim, a young kid that did not deserve to be murdered in any shape or form."
The shooting didn't occur during school hours, but a meeting of professionals was underway inside the school, he said.
Shinkaruk's unsolved homicide unit added 10 full-time detectives to the investigation earlier in the year, assisted by an equal number in Kelowna and Salmon Arm.
The unit, established more than 10 years ago, focuses on murders that senior management feel are solvable with dedicated resources.