Daon Glasgow, fugitive wanted in Vancouver transit officer shooting, arrested in Burnaby
Surrey RCMP has confirmed that Daon Gordon Glasgow, the fugitive wanted for shooting a transit police officer in Surrey last Wednesday, has been arrested.
He was arrested at 5:30 Sunday morning by Surrey Mounties along with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service, Air 1 and Burnaby RCMP in Burnaby at a residence on the corner of Boundary and Rumble.
Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP Asst. Commissioner Dwayne McDonald described it as a “high risk arrest,” and said police had evacuated neighbours from three other units in the fourplex where Glasgow was found prior to moving in.
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Images from the scene show a smashed out window and fence at the residence, and a vehicle in the driveway with air let out of all of its tires.
Three other people were in Glasgow’s unit and were detained but later released, McDonald said. No one was hurt in the operation.
Glasgow, 35, was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for being unlawfully at large. He is suspected of shooting Vancouver Transit Police Const. Josh Harms on the Scott Road SkyTrain platform Wednesday afternoon.
“At this time, Mr. Glasgow is being held with regard to the outstanding warrant for being unlawfully at large,” McDonald said.
“With regard to the shooting of Const. Josh Harms at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station on Jan. 30, we are working with the BC Prosecution Service, however charges have not yet been laid.”
McDonald said police had secured the residence where Glasgow was arrested, and were continuing to collecting evidence.
Harms has since been released from hospital with injuries to his arms, and is expected to recover.
Metro Vancouver Transit Police Chief Barry Kross said Harms has made significant progress.
“Const. Harms is doing well, he is recovering at home,” he said.
“And as early as yesterday, just showing his character, Const. Harms attended our offices to the briefing of his squad to make sure he could raise and bolster their feelings during this period of time.”
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum congratulated the RCMP on the arrest, and expressed gratitude to police for their efforts.
“I want to thank the men and women of Surrey RCMP and commend the work they have done in bringing the Scott Road SkyTrain Station shooting suspect into custody,” he said in a statement.
“Their dedication, expertise and relentless work are a testament to the successful outcome achieved this morning. I also would like to extend my thanks to all the law enforcement agencies that assisted in today’s arrest.”
McDonald also spoke to the police response following Harms’ shooting, which involved scores of heavily armed police units.
“The police resources which are engaged in any incident are dictated by the unique situational factors that are present at the time,” said McDonald.
“In Wednesday’s shooting we had to consider that this was not a targeted event, that the suspect was armed with a firearm and at large in the public and that there was a heightened risk for violence. These factors pose an extremely serious risk to public safety.”
Glasgow, who’s formerly of Halifax, is a convicted killer with a long criminal history.
He 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.
Glasgow was initially sentenced to 10 years in prison for that crime, minus a year for time served. In 2015 the BC Court of Appeal reduced that sentence to 8.5 years, granting him time-and-a-half credit for time served prior to trial.
He was granted statutory release in October 2018 under a number of conditions, including avoiding drugs and people with criminal histories.
Transit police thanked Surrey RCMP for “their tireless work” in tracking down Glasgow, as well as the public and first responders for their help.
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