Suspect wielding handgun arrested by police

West Shore, BC – On June 1st 2019, at approximately 9:20pm, a West Shore RCMP officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a grey ford pick-up truck after the officer witnessed the truck had failed to stop at the red light on Jacklin Rd and Station Ave in Langford. The truck did not stop for police and drove away at a high rate of speed weaving in and out of oncoming traffic.

Minutes later, the West Shore RCMP received a complaint of the same pickup truck dangerously parked on the shoulder of Trans Canada Highway at the Six Mile Rd off ramp. A West Shore RCMP officer attended and located the truck and conducted a traffic stop. As the officer approached the truck, a male driver, who was the lone occupant of the truck, got out and started running southbound on Trans Canada Highway.

West Shore RCMP
West Shore RCMP

The officer engaged in a foot pursuit of the suspect and witnessed him pull out a black handgun from his waist band. As back up arrived the suspect stopped running and confronted police. A physical altercation ensued and the suspect was taken into custody. “This was a high-risk situation. No shots were fired by either police or the suspect. The handgun was also recovered. We are thankful that our officers were not seriously injured in this incident, said Cst. Saggar,” West Shore RCMP Media Relations Officer.

The suspect was arrested for several offences including; Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Obstructing a Police Officer. The suspect was remanded into custody and is set to appear in court on June 4th, 2019.

File # 2019-10087

West Shore RCMP

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