The Surrey RCMP have identified the suspect in a shooting that injured a Metro Vancouver Transit Police officer as a man with a history of violence in B.C.
Police are looking for 35-year-old Daon Gordon Glasgow, who they say is wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for being unlawfully at large.
Investigators say he has a history of violence and is known to police.
WATCH: RCMP still seeking suspect in Scott Road SkyTrain station shooting
“Investigators believe that Glasgow may try to leave the province in an attempt to evade police. Surrey RCMP has notified other jurisdictions and asked them to be on the lookout for Glasgow,” said the Surrey RCMP in a media release.
Glasgow was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in 2011 to manslaughter for fatally shooting a man inside a McDonald’s restaurant at Scott Road and 110 Avenue in 2010.
That shooting took place just blocks from where Glasgow is accused of shooting the Transit Police officer.
Glasgow’s record also has entries for drug trafficking and theft.
LISTEN: As the manhunt continues for the gunman who shot a transit cop on the platform of the Scott Road SkyTrain station, Surrey RCMP say roads in the area are open, but officers continues to check vehicles entering or leaving the area of King George Boulevard to 114th Avenue, and 125A Street to 124th Street.
Glasgow is believed to be armed, and anyone who sees him is asked not to approach and to call 911 immediately.
The transit officer who was shot near the Scott Road SkyTrain station was released from hospital on Wednesday evening.
Const. Josh Harms, 27, a three-year member of the force, was shot around 4 p.m. and taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
“He was released from hospital yesterday evening, late evening,” Sgt. Clint Hampton, media relations officer with the Transit Police, confirmed on Thursday.
“Our chief has spoken with Const. Harms. I understand he’s been in good spirits, even cracked a joke so now it’s follow-up. It’s going to be a matter of meeting with doctors, determining treatment and determining what the next path will be.”
“He is what you would call an exemplary officer and I truly mean that,” Hampton said. “I think if you spoke with any one of our officers that worked with Josh or supervised Josh, he’s classified as a great police officer.”
WATCH: RCMP say officers engaged with suspect in SkyTrain shooting and were met by gunfire
“Being a small department, it affects each and every one of our members but we are happy to hear that Josh is on the mend and he will get better.”
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Hampton said while this was a shocking event, it did give the department a chance to see how local law enforcement came together to help each other.
This is the first time in the history of the Transit Police an officer has been shot.
Residents in Surrey’s Bridgeview neighbourhood woke up to a heavy police presence outside their homes on Thursday as the suspect in the shooting remains at large.
“The army showed up — guys in green with sniper rifles and finally I go outside and cops are yelling, ‘Go back in your house, it’s not safe,'” resident Craig Henderson told Global News.
People have now been allowed out of their homes but are asked to be vigilant as police question anyone entering or leaving the area. Officers are also going door-to-door asking for information.
On Wednesday, officer in charge of the Surrey RCMP, assistant commissioner Dwayne McDonald, said the suspect fired on police when he was approached.
“The individual came to the immediate attention of the … officers as they attended to the Scott Road SkyTrain station. They attempted to engage him and they were immediately met with gunfire,” he said.
Police have also established a tip line at 604-502-6284.
Late Thursday afternoon, Burnaby RCMP arrested a person with the same description but Cpl. Elenore Sturko with Surrey RCMP said an investigation determined it was not the suspect.
“We understand the concern of the public at this time, that’s why we are putting so much important into this investigation,” Sturko said.
“As we have been combing through these areas doing searches, we will be removing certain officers from certain areas, and tasking them with different roles in the investigation. It does still remain our top priority at this time.”
Many residents in the area are still on edge, while others are finding comfort seeing such a massive police presence in what they call an already safe and protective neighbourhood.
“The shooter should be worried about being down here because they just don’t want to mess with some of the people here,” resident Joe Lemasurier told Global News.
WATCH: Police are on scene at Scott Road SkyTrain station after reports of shots fired at around 4 p.m.
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum said in a statement to the media he commends the work of the RCMP and law enforcement on Wednesday.
“I want to commend the work that is being done by the Surrey RCMP, which have put the full weight of its resources in apprehending the suspect. I have full confidence that it is only a matter of time before the suspect is caught by the officers of Surrey RCMP.”
For now, Harms is recovering at home and the search continues.
“We have an entire department behind Josh and much bigger than that, we have the public and we have all of our brothers and sisters in law enforcement and first responders who are all rooting for Josh and working hard to arrest this suspect,” Hampton said.