Three Arrested After Gunfire in Taylor

Travis Fortnum

Fort St. John RCMP arrested three people in the early hours of Sunday morning after a Taylor resident heard gunshots.

It was just before 3:00 A.M. when the resident called 911.

They said they were awakened by gunshots in the 9800 block of North Spruce Street in Taylor.
Officers responded, and noticed a lone vehicle heading north on Highway 97.

One of the officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Dodge can, and noticed the occupants throw several items from the vehicle. One of which was a bulletproof vest.

Police chased the van to Fort St. John, where it pulled into a hotel parking lot and the three occupants got out and ran.

Police were able to catch them and arrested them.

Among the items thrown from the vehicle were: a bulletproof vest, a shotgun and a 9mm pistol.

A 32-year-old Taylor woman, a 29-year-old Fort St. John man and a 34-year-old Victoria man remain in custody.
They await a Provincial Court appearance on numerous firearm and related offence.

“I am very proud of the systematic response by our officers to this type of high-risk call,” says Srgnt. Dave Tyreman, acting Operations Officer.

“They were able to contain the threat to the public while safely apprehending the alleged suspects.”

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