Gunman shot at police who were investigating drug activity, police say

The man who shot at police with a shotgun on the outskirts of Abbotsford, British Columbia has been arrested. Police have been searching for the suspect since a Red Deer man who was not…

Gunman shot at police who were investigating drug activity, police say

The man who shot at police with a shotgun on the outskirts of Abbotsford, British Columbia has been arrested.

Police have been searching for the suspect since a Red Deer man who was not part of the police operation was shot in the arms and legs.

The Canadian national police force called for witnesses to come forward and said they were investigating whether the two incidents are related.

The incident happened near the Red Deer border crossing on the highway 63, an off-ramp from Highway 1, next to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police headquarters in Abbotsford.

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The suspect in Abbotsford, a city of about 92,000 people about 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Vancouver, has been arrested, British Columbia Police Department Sgt. Meghan Foster said at a news conference.

She said two days earlier, the man fired shots at officers who were investigating possible drug activity.

Three shots went through a plastic window to get into the area where police were stationed, Foster said. The suspect’s gun went off when he pulled out his shotgun, but no officers were injured.

She described the man as “uncooperative” and said he had just left a bank.

Police say they are still looking for the suspect’s vehicle, a silver Honda CRV.

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