Two arrested, and then released in relation to the homicide of Tristan Seeger who was run down by a vehicle in Kelowna

The British Columbia Murder Victim List 2023 is available here

Kelowna police were dispatched to the report of a bear spraying incident in the Rutland community on Oct. 21, 2023 at approximately 4 p.m. Officers determined that a bear spray incident occurred involving a group of teens which resulted in a number of people being bear sprayed.

While attending the scene police were then notified of a 15-year-old who was struck by a vehicle in the middle of the intersection of Franklyn and Houghton roads. The victim, Tristan Seeger, 15, was rushed to Kelowna General Hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries. Investigators believe the victim struck by the vehicle was associated to the nearby prior bear spray incident.

Kelowna police said two suspects have been arrested and released pending criminal charges. 

Kelowna RCMP Serious Crime Unit have taken conduct of this homicide investigation and are currently interviewing witnesses and collecting additional evidence. The investigation is in the early stages and no arrests have been made. The Kelowna RCMP are unable to comment further as they do not want to jeopardize the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with video or information regarding these incidents are asked to phone the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 and refence file number 2023-63092.