Suspect identified in Transit Police shooting at Surrey SkyTrain station

Jan 31 2019, 7:05 pm

Nearly 26 hours after a manhunt began for a man who shot a Transit Police officer on the job at SkyTrain’s Scott Road Station, police announced early Thursday evening that they have identified a suspect in connection with the case.

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The investigation began at approximately 4:20 pm Wednesday when Surrey RCMP received 911 calls reporting a shooting. At the same time, RCMP were alerted by Metro Vancouver Transit Police that one of their officers had been shot at the Scott Road Station platform.

The shooting sparked a massive manhunt in Surrey’s Bridgeview neighbourhood, with police urging residents living in the area of the station to keep their doors locked and call 911 if they witnessed anything suspicious.

The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Daon Gordon Glasgow.

Glasgow is described as a dark-skinned male standing at 5’5” tall, and 170 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

At the time of the incident, he was observed to have black stubble and a moustache, however, he is known to quickly alter his appearance.

Police said Glasgow has a history of violence and is currently wanted on a Canada-Wide Warrant for being Unlawfully at Large.

RCMP also released surveillance images and video taken of the suspect running away from the busy SkyTrain station.

Authorities also believe that Glasgow may attempt to leave the province in hopes of evading the police. Members of the Surrey RCMP have already notified surrounding jurisdictions.

He’s believed to be armed and anyone who sees Glasgow should not approach him but instead call 911.

The surrounding area has been reopened for day-to-day activity, however, residents are reminded to say vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

The shot officer was transported to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. He was identified as 27-year-old Const. Josh Harms, who has been with Transit Police for three years and was “working on his regular shift” when he was shot.

On Thursday, Transit Police said Harms had been released from hospital late Wednesday night and “will be meeting with specialists to determine the extent of his injuries and treatment options.”

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