WATCH: Peter Meiszner reports on the shooting Friday afternoon in Newton that saw three people arrested, and two police officers taken to hospital.
VANCOUVER – Two plainclothes police officers have now been released from hospital after their vehicles were rammed by a suspect in a pickup truck Friday afternoon.
Surrey RCMP say at about 12:30 p.m., two officers attempted to stop a suspect in a pickup truck in the 7100-block of Hall Road. The suspect vehicle then struck two police vehicles while trying to flee the scene. The two officers did fire at the vehicle but no one was struck by a bullet.
The three people inside the pickup truck, two men and a woman, were taken into custody.
Daniel Monathan, 26 years old and a Langley resident, has now been charged with two counts of assault with a weapon, two counts of assaulting a peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and resisting or obstructing a peace officer.
Surrey resident, David Traill, 52, has been charged with passenger in a stolen vehicle, resisting arrest and breach of conditional sentence order. The third suspect, a woman, has been released from custody pending charges.
Surrey RCMP’s Serious Crime Unit is currently investigating. The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) has been notified but does not have conduct of the case at this time.
Anyone with further information who has not already spoken to police is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
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