Charges laid against Christopher Boucher and Jamie Timbs in Guildford shooting case

SEVEN criminal charges have been laid against two individuals in connection to the shots-fired incident that occurred in Surrey’s Guildford area on Wednesday, January 2.

At approximately 6:40 p.m., Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded to multiple 911 calls of shots being fired in the 14000-block of 115A Avenue. Three individuals were arrested that evening. One individual was released without charge. The other two men from Surrey have been formally charged.

Christopher Boucher, 30, has been charged with one count of unlawfully discharging a prohibited or restricted firearm, one count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, one count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm without being the holder of an authorization or license, and one count of occupying a vehicle knowing there was a prohibited or restricted firearm in the vehicle.

Jamie Timbs, 42, has been charged with one count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm, one count of possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm without being the holder of an authorization or license, and one count of occupying a vehicle knowing there was a prohibited or restricted firearm in the vehicle.

“Thanks to the detailed information provided by witnesses and quick response by our frontline officers, we were able to apprehend the suspects quickly,” said Superintendent Elija Rain, Investigative Services Officer. “Members of our General Investigation Unit believe that this was a targeted incident related to a personal dispute. We do not believe it was related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.”

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502. If you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

This marks Surrey’s first shots fired investigation in 2019. The City experienced 38 shots fired incidents in 2018, a 36% decrease from 2017 and a 57% reduction since 2015.

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