The man suspected of firing shots at police in British Columbia before being arrested Monday morning was turned over to police officers at a Vancouver hotel in the early afternoon. The suspect was involved in a traffic stop near White Rock, just north of Vancouver, in which two rifles were recovered and a police officer suffered minor injuries from glass fragments, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said in a statement that the suspect, a “self-admitted heroin addict,” faces a number of charges, including two counts of attempted murder.
While no charges have been made against the suspect yet, the investigation is ongoing.
#UPDATE: A vehicle with a gunshot wound was seen on the island. This was known to witnesses. BC RCMP APD had surveillance on that area while CALCCI was working to intercept a vehicle on the water. Officers spotted the suspect. Officers deployed several warning shots at the suspect. Police used OC spray and OC gunshots as the subject retreated down a sandy embankment. The subject, identified as the suspect, was carrying a .22 muzzle fired rifle on him and fled into the rainforest. A water and land search ensued. As the officer was approaching the subject, the subject fired multiple shots at the officer and was apprehended by the officer. BC RCMP thank OCEP, Lower Mainland RCMP, RCMP OOS, and BC Ambulance for the response. Provincial and Federal agencies assisted the investigation and continue to investigate the incident. We ask that you give the RCMP the time to complete their investigation. #rcmpmb pic.twitter.com/v5u86muaxn — COPPOLICE B.C. (@rcmpmb) January 28, 2019
“He’s a heroin addict — and a hard-core drug addict,” said an officer who refused to be identified.