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Suspect Arrested & Charged Attempted Murder – UPDATE to Shots Fired Investigation

New Westminster – On November 17th, 2019 at approximately 7:30pm, members of the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Osborne Avenue. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival, and one adult female was transported to hospital with injuries.

New Westminster Police Major Crime and Street Crime detectives conducted an extensive investigation and were able to identify and locate a suspect. With the assistance of the VPD Emergency Response Team, 24 year old Carlos Monteith was arrested and charged with several offences.

“NWPD Investigators worked around the clock through the weekend, and because of their commitment to public safety they were able to identify and arrest the suspect to bring him before the courts,” stated acting Chief Constable Dave Jansen. “I am very proud of the dedication of our officers and of the teamwork with our partners at the Vancouver Police.”

Mr. Monteith has been charged with the following offences:

  1. Attempt murder with a firearm, section 239(1)(a.1) of the Criminal Code;
  2. Discharge a firearm with intent to wound, section 244(1) of the Criminal Code;
  3. Possess a prohibited/restricted firearm with ammunition, section 95(2) of the Criminal Code; and,
  4. Possessing a firearm while prohibited, section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code.

“A shooting in any community is disturbing, and we hope that the public is put at ease knowing that we invest significant resources into solving and preventing these types of offences,” stated Sergeant Jeff Scott. “Mr. Monteith remains in-custody until his next court appearance on December 2nd, 2019.”


Contact person: Sergeant Jeff Scott 604-529-2423