New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in an investigation into an assault with a weapon incident.
On October 25th at approximately 12:30pm the New Westminster Police Department received a call from a motorist who advised someone had discharged a firearm at his vehicle multiple times. The driver shared that after he crossed into New Westminster over the Patullo Bridge he proceeded onto McBride Boulevard in the 400 block, at which time, a driver of a black, two door Infiniti shouted at him before pointing a black handgun and shooting numerous times, resulting in a broken passenger side window. The suspect driver is described as an Asian male with short hair, white t-shirt and black jacket. The investigation to date has indicated the weapon used may have been a pellet-gun, however investigators are seeking to identify the suspect to make this determination.
“Using a weapon against another driver in traffic is reaching the heights of irresponsible and reckless behaviour,” stated Sergeant Andrew Leaver. “You’re exposing other drivers and families to grave injury or worse. We’re now asking the public to help us in our investigation by passing along any relevant dash-cam footage.”
If you have information or dash-cam footage from October 25th between 12:15pm and 12:45pm in the Patullo Bridge/McBride Boulevard area please call 604-525-5411 and ask to speak to the Watch Commander regarding File #23-18029.
CONTACT PERSON: Hailey Finnigan