An RCMP officer has been charged with assaulting a pregnant woman during an altercation earlier this year in Kelowna, B.C.

In February, an investigator got into a struggle with a man wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant. During the struggle, the suspect was shot and wounded after allegedly pepper spraying the officer, according to an RCMP press release.

Following the shooting, three officers went to a nearby house to search for a woman involved in the previous incident. While inside, an officer got into an altercation with a 19-year-old woman holding a pit bull, the release said. The dog bit the officer.

The officer allegedly struck the woman in the face, the release said. The officer was unaware at the time that the woman was pregnant.

Const. Steve Conlon, a three-year member of the RCMP, has been charged with one count of assault causing bodily harm.

He is due in court Oct. 16.