An accused Canadian cop killer was not registered to own a gun, police revealed Tuesday. As CTV News reports, Oscar Ferdinand Arfmann’s permit expired at least two years ago.
“Arfmann did at one point have a firearms licence, but it did expire as of 2015,” said Cpl. Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).
Police refused to speculate where the suspect might have obtained the gun.
Arfmann is charged with first degree murder in the killing of Constable John Davidson, a member of the Abbotsford, B.C. police department.
Canada has some of the most stringent gun control laws in the world.
Arfmann was automatically charged with Murder One because the Criminal Code of Canada defines the killing of a police officer in those terms.
According to the IHIT, Arfmann was wounded but is in serious but stable condition in an Abbotsford hospital. “He is alive. He is conscious,” Jang said.
The accused was from Alberta but was in the neighboring province of B.C. when he was charged with killing Davidson after an apparent gun fight. The suspect fled the scene of the alleged crime in a black Mustang but was wounded in the exchange.