Man arrested in pellet gun attacks in Abbotsford, police looking for a second suspect


Suspect vehicle
Suspect vehicle

suspect 4ABBOTSFORD Police have arrested a 21-year-old man in relation to the 15 pellet gun attacks at various locations in the city between July 18 and 27. Four female pedestrians and five male pedestrians were struck and injured.

Constable Ian MacDonald said on Thursday: “This investigation has been greatly aided by the information provided by citizens and the extensive media and social media coverage of the incidents. Our work is continuing as we seek to identify and locate at least one other person involved in the assaults and mischief.  Recent video footage obtained by police clearly shows a driver and a second person with the pellet gun in the suspect vehicle.”

Pedestrians, vehicles and homes were struck with pellets that were shot from a vehicle described as a dark-coloured sedan. The incidents took place between 3 p.m. and midnight. These attacks on people and property appeared to be completely random, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the APD at 604-859-5225, text us at 222973 (abbypd) or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.