Man faces murder charge in death of B.C. police officer


ABBOTSFORD, B.C. _ A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a police officer in British Columbia.

Oscar Arfmann was charged today after an exchange of gunfire with police who were responding to a report of a possible stolen vehicle on Monday in Abbotsford.

The charge is included in a court document, but it does not list an address for Arfmann.

After the shooting, police said they arrested a man from Alberta who is in his 60s.

Abbotsford police say Const. John Davidson had been an officer for 24 years and spent the last 11 years with the department in the Lower Mainland.

The Abbotsford Police Department said Davidson began his career in the United Kingdom in 1993 before moving to British Columbia in 2006.

He is survived by his wife and three adult children.

Davidson worked for Northumbria police until 2005 and worked in the patrol, youth squad and traffic sections in Abbotsford.