Recording of identified suspect
The suspect in Wednesday's shooting in Surrey.
Police identified the man they believe to be responsible for shooting a traffic cop at a SkyTrain station in Surrey on Wednesday.
In a press release, Surrey RCMP said it had identified Daon Gordon Glasgow, 35, as the sniper who sent Const. Josh Harms, 27, to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
"Daon Glasgow has a history of violence and is known by the police," Cpl said. Elenore Sturko of the RCMP Surrey. "He is currently wanted by a warrant throughout Canada for being illegally on the loose."
Police say Glasgow would be armed, and anyone who saw it or knew their whereabouts should call 911 immediately.
"Investigators believe that Glasgow may try to leave the province in an attempt to flee the police," Cpl said. Sturko added. "RCMP Surrey notified other jurisdictions and asked them to be aware of Glasgow."
Glasgow is a dark-skinned man, six-foot-six with black hair and brown eyes. At the time of the shooting, he had black beard and mustache, but police say he is known for rapidly changing his appearance.
Glasgow was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years in 2010 after killing a man in a Surrey McDonald's but received partial credit for the time of service. Prior to that, he had served nine months in prison in April 2008 for possession for trafficking purposes.
Glasgow has a profile on the Canadian Inmates Connect website, where he says he was serving his sentence at the Kent Institution in Agassiz. The profile says he was waiting to be released in 2019.
Police are continuing to check vehicles leaving the area where Wednesday's shooting took place, searching for Glasgow.
About 80 police officers were assigned to the case on Wednesday, when RCMP assistant commissioner Dwayne McDonald warned that the public might be at risk.