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Health complications for B.C. Mountie shot three weeks ago: RCMP

12/23/2014 04:20 EST | Updated 02/22/2015 05:59 EST
KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The Kamloops, B.C., Mountie who was shot during a traffic stop over three weeks ago is experiencing medical complications.

RCMP say Cpl. Jean Rene Michaud (mee-SHOW') has been airlifted from Kamloops to a Metro Vancouver hospital with his wife by his side.

Michaud underwent two surgeries in the first few days after being shot, but RCMP haven't indicated what kind of complications the officer is experiencing.

In the early morning hours of Dec. 3, Michaud was shot and injured by someone inside a vehicle he had stopped in a Kamloops residential area.

Within hours, 36-year-old Kenneth Knudson was arrested and faces charges off attempted murder, aggravated assault and two firearms-related charges.

A statement from Supt. Brad Mueller, the officer in charge at the Kamloops detachment, says the family wants to express its gratitude for the continued outpouring of well wishes, but asks for privacy at this difficult time.