One man has been arrested and a second is missing after a break-and-enter last week in the city as well as shots fired.
Shortly after 2 a.m. on Jan. 11, Prince George RCMP responded to a report of a break-and-enter at a motel located in the 1600-block Central St.
Initial reports indicated two men wearing masks and forced their way into a room, and one was believed to be carrying a gun.
When police arrived, they saw the two suspects flee in a white pickup truck; attempts to pull the suspects over were unsuccessful.
The vehicle was sighted in the College Heights area and police continued to look for the suspects.
RCMP says it was believed the motel room had been empty at the time of the incident.
Police dog services, as well as emergency response teams, were called to assist and began tracking the suspects along Domino Forest Service Road.
At 2:25 a.m., RCMP were then notified from a snow removal contractor that the white pick-up truck was stuck in the snow near Domano Boulevard and Malspina Avenue and one occupant of the vehicle had fired shots.
Two guns were located including a loaded semi-automatic rifle and an unloaded SKS style semi-automatic rifle with a bayonet attached, but the suspects had taken off on foot.
Prince George police arrested one of the suspects around 4:45 a.m. without incident, but the second man has not been found.
Twenty-eight-year-old Pride Dawson Moore from Prince George has been charged by the BC Prosecution Services with the following offences:
- Break & Enter with intent
- Discharge firearm with intent
- Wear disguise with intent
- Flight from police
- Unauthorized possession of a prohibited device
- Possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order
- Possession of ammunition contrary to prohibition order
- Possession of a firearm knowing serial number is tampered
Moore has stayed in custody until at least his next court appearance, which is scheduled for Jan. 23rd in Prince George.
Police are still investigating and attempting to find the second suspect.
It also believed this was a targeted incident related to the drug trade.
If you have any information into the incident, you are asked to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300, or Crime-stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.