Christmas Day shooting incident in Langley

No injuries reported after driver of stolen car tries to ram past RCMP

  • Dec. 25, 2013 7:00 a.m.

An investigator takes a photo of the shooting scene at 72 Avenue and 200 Street in Langley where officers opened fire on a stolen car.

Police opened fire on a stolen car when the driver tried to ram his way past officers in Langley Christmas Day.

It happened around 1 p.m. shortly after a man who had his 1993 Honda Del Sol stolen earlier in the week spotted his vehicle being driven in the Cloverdale area of Surrey.

He called 911 and officers were soon tailing the stolen car south on 200 Street.

When it came to a stop at 72 Avenue, the two officers boxed in the vehicle with their police cruisers.

They got out and approached the suspect vehicle.

“The driver of the stolen car then began ramming the police cars out of the way,” Insp. Tim Shields told CTV News.

“There were shots that were fired by the police and the stolen car was struck.”

At least three shots were fired, one shattering a car window.

None, it appears, hit the driver.

The suspect vehicle then rammed the police cars out of the way and sped off, escaping capture.

Shields said though the officers opened fire, there was “no indication” the driver was struck.

A shotgun shell could be seen at the intersection following the incident.

Police found the stolen vehicle about a half hour later 10 blocks away, with no sign of the driver.

The vehicle was seized and towed back to a Surrey RCMP detachment.

Police are now appealing for witnesses of the incident or those who may know the driver to come forward.

Please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 40s with scruffy facial hair, medium-length dark brown hair and was wearing sunglasses.

Shields said the case will not be taken over by the Independent Investigations Office police watchdog because even though police fired shots at the vehicle, the suspect wasn’t struck.

RCMP will be conducting independent officer reviews to investigate the use of force and find out exactly what happened to determine if the actions taken were appropriate.

– with files from CTV News

 

Just Posted

Lord Tweedsmuir downs Seaquam in high school football

The Panthers improve to 3-1, move into a tie for second in the Eastern Conference

Liberal MP slams Conservative opponent over assisted dying views in Cloverdale-Langley City

John Aldag said Tamara Jansen had trivialized the Holocaust with her remarks

GOWN UP to raise $10m for Surrey Memorial Hospital upgrades

The money will be used to upgrade 10 operating rooms, buy cutting-edge equipment and recruit more top-notch surgeons

Canucks’ Diwali Night game gives Surrey’s Heer the thrill of DJ-ing for his favourite team

‘It should be a good game with (Alexander) Ovechkin in town’ on Oct. 25, says Jovan Heer

UPDATED: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in US after ‘accidentally’ crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

VIDEO: #MeToo leader launches new hashtag to mobilize U.S. voters

Tarana Burke hopes to prompt moderators to ask about sexual violence at next debate

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded, fined for exposing patients’ breasts

Registered massage therapist admits professional misconduct

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

$100,000 reward for B.C. gangster extended to United States

Police belive fugitive Conor D’Monte may be in the Los Angeles area

Emily Carr University closed Sunday after fire causes some damage

The school is working with Vancouver police to assist their investigation into the fire

Alberta to join B.C.’s class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

B.C. government claims opioids were falsely marketed as less addictive than other pain meds

Most Read