The Coffee Love Bug shop at 950 Cumberland Rd. in Courtenay was the scene of a shooting June 9, 2019. File photo

Charges laid in Courtenay coffee shop shooting

Police have laid charges against a person involved in a shooting that occurred last June at the Coffee Love Bug Shop in Courtenay, and at adjacent buildings.

In the early morning hours of June 9, 2019, multiple shots were fired near the Love Bug at 950 Cumberland Rd. Several bullet holes were found in nearby buildings.

“We have 11 counts against an individual,” Comox Valley RCMP Insp. Mike Kurvers said in a June 8 presentation to Courtenay council. “That was a lot of hard work from our major crimes side, the plain clothes side doing a lot of good work. We’ve wrapped that up. That’s with Crown counsel. All the charges are approved.”

READ: Police believe early morning shooting at Courtenay coffee shop ‘not a random incident

Police are also preparing a report to Crown counsel about a machete attack against an 89-year-old man last summer in downtown Courtenay. In the early morning hours of July 31, 2019, Bob Plumb was inside his vehicle waiting for newspapers to deliver when he was approached by a man on a bicycle who asked for a cigarette. Plumb told him he didn’t have any. The man then assaulted him with a machete.

“There’s probably some charges pending from that as well,” Kurvers said.

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