The suspect in the shooting of a Surrey Transit officer is still at large, and the RCMP have warned the public that he is armed and dangerous. From a press release, Assistant Commissioner Dwayne McDonald (the officer in charge of the Surrey detachment of the RCMP) said the suspect is believed to be:
- an adult male
- in his twenties
- wearing a blue hoodie.
Residents were further asked to stay indoors, turn on their lights and avoid trying to apprehend the suspect.
The injured officer, has been identified as Constable Josh Harms, 27, who was on duty Wednesday evening when a suspect shot him on the platform of the Scott Road SkyTrain station. Harms, has only been with the police force for three years and luckily has already been released from hospital.
McDonald also said “transit officers were shot at when they attempted to engage the suspect at the SkyTrain station, and about 80 Mounties have been deployed to two areas one from King George Boulevard to 114th Avenue, and another from 125a Street to 124 Street.”