UPDATE: Man who fired gun at New Westminster police officer identified

UPDATE: May 29 – Police say in the early morning hours of May 24, the two suspects were stopped and arrested without incident in Canmore, Alberta by the RCMP. One of the suspects has now been identified as Steven Gordon Vollrath, a 32-year-old resident of Edmonton. 

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Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly pointed a firearm at a New Westminster police officer.

Patrol officers responded to reports of two people sleeping in a vehicle parked in the 100 block of New Westminster, B.C., around 10 a.m. on Monday.

After being woken up, the driver allegedly pointed a firearm at an officer and pulled the trigger, though the weapon failed to discharge.

The car fled the scene, leading to police pursuits through New Westminster, Burnaby and Vancouver. The car was last seen at 11 a.m. at SE Marine Drive and Inverness Street in Vancouver. The suspect’s vehicle is believed to have been damaged as it was involved in several hit and runs as a result of evading police.

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Heavily armed officers set up roadblocks at several key intersections and bridges around Metro Vancouver. An RCMP chopper also took part in the search for the suspects.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white four-door Buick LaCrosse with Alberta licence plate J33225.

The driver is described as a Caucasian male with dark hair and a hoop earring in his left ear. He was wearing a short-sleeve shirt and a black baseball hat. Police also say he had a soul patch, full-sleeve tattoos and a tattoo on the left side of his neck.

The passenger is described as a Caucasian female with reddish/orange hair and acne or pockmarks on her face. She wearing a tank top and tights with a flower pattern. There was also a small pitbull in the vehicle.

Police are asking anyone with information on the incident to call 911 immediately. They say members of the public should not approach the suspects as they are considered armed and dangerous.

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-with files from Catherine Urquhart and Canadian Press

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