Scott Road SkyTrain station is now open for regular operations

The suspect

SURREY RCMP continue their search for the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting of a Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station.

A police presence remains in the area of the incident, however, area roads are open to residents and the Scott Road SkyTrain station is now re-opened for regular operations. Vehicle traffic entering and leaving the area (King George Boulevard to 114th Avenue and 125A Street to 124th Street) will continue to be checked by police. Police are asking non-residents to stay away from the area as the police investigation continues.

Area residents can resume their regular activities, however, they should remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity by calling 911.

The suspect is described as an adult male in his 20’s, with dark skin, a dark stubble goatee and mustache, and he was last seen wearing a blue hoodie. The suspect was also wearing white Nike brand running shoes with a large black “swoosh”. The suspect is believed to be armed and anyone who sees him should not approach him but should call 911.

A dedicated tip line is open for the public to report any information that can assist this investigation: 604-502-6284. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

Metro Vancouver Transit Police identified the officer who was shot as Constable Josh Harms. He was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries. Harms was released from hospital late Wednesday evening and will be meeting with specialists to determine the extent of his injuries and treatment options.
Harms has been a Metro Vancouver Transit Police patrol officer for three years. “He is a well respected, exemplary young police officer,” said the MVTP.

 

SURREY Mayor Doug McCallum in a statement on Thursday said: “I am glad and heartened to hear that Constable Josh Harms has been released from hospital. I wish him a very speedy and full recovery. It is a testament to the men and women in our police services who put their lives on the line every day, and yesterday is a reminder of the very real risks they take while performing their duties to keep our communities safe. I want to commend the work that is being done by the Surrey RCMP, which have put the full weight of its resources in apprehending the suspect. I have full confidence that it is only a matter of time before the suspect is caught by the officers of Surrey RCMP.”

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