A dangerous car chase through Surrey and Delta has ended with the suspect’s vehicle crashing into a power pole.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Blair McColl says reports of shots fired were called in just before 8 p.m. Monday night near the area of 142 Street and 48 Avenue.
He says a white Pontiac with three people fired shots at a man in a red pickup truck.
When the Pontiac fled, McColl says the man who reported the shots followed.
“It ended up going all the way west on Highway 99 to Highway 17 where the vehicle, still followed by the male that reported he was being shot at. The shooting continued, pretty much all along that route until the end.”
The Pontiac crashed into the pole on River Road.
Three suspects are in custody, known to officers and suffering only minor injuries.
As of Tuesday morning two had been medically cleared and returned to custody while a third remains in hospital with wounds that aren’t serious.
The driver of the vehicle being shot at suffered minor injuries from glass fragments.
McColl says one firearm has been recovered and charges will be laid.
All three are well known to police but not for anything gang related.
As for the citizen who confronted the men and then chased them through Surrey and Delta despite being shot at.
Surrey RCMP Sgt. Paul Hayes.
“This individual placed himself and the general public at some great risk in attempting to pursue these suspects as far as he did.”
Hayes was asked if the man could face charges.
“That is a possibility. At this point investigators will be looking at all avenues of this investigation and it certainly has not been ruled out at this point.”
One of the trio has been identified as 25-year-old Cory Lee Myers, who’d been wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.