03/17/2016 14:14 EDT | Updated 03/18/2017 01:12 EDT

Canadian Press NewsAlert: Man pleads guilty to shooting Mountie in Kamloops, B.C.

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A man charged with attempting to murder a Mountie in Kamloops, B.C., has pleaded guilty.

Kenneth Knutson shot Cpl. Jean-Rene Michaud during an early-morning traffic stop in December 2014.

Knutson also faces other charges including aggravated assault and two firearms-related offences.

Michaud was in B.C. Supreme Court to hear the plea, along with the head of the Kamloops RCMP detachment, Supt. Brad Mueller.

Knutson was arrested after a 12-hour manhunt and ordered to stand trial after a preliminary hearing last December.

Michaud was shot in the elbow and torso and endured several surgeries before returning to full-time duties 13 months later. (CFJC, The Canadian Press)

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