RCMP on the hunt for suspect in shooting at Surrey SkyTrain station

Michael Beck / January 31, 2019

Yesterdays shooting forced a closure of the Scott Road skytrain station. Riders faced delays and a bus bridge to finish their commute.
(Screen shot of Google street view)

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.”

Anish Deol, is a transit user that frequents the Scott Road SkyTrain and was effected by the delays last night. She also admitted she was fearful during her morning commute today.

“Even this morning, I could tell when I past Scott road and there was a somber tension there everyone was quiet. Usually in the morning Scott road has a lot of people there with people coming on and off today it was kinda dead and you could sense fear still from what happened last night. It was kinda scary.” – Anish Deol, Transit rider at Scott Road

Surrey RCMP have released video and pictures of a suspect that is still at large. The RCMP is asking residents of the area to call 911 if they see any suspicious activity.