Suspect in Delta home invasion facing attempt murder charge

ON June 26 at approximately 9:40 a.m., police responded to a report of a home invasion in progress in North Delta. Police were informed that the suspect in the incident was armed with a firearm and had allegedly assaulted a resident.

Delta Police patrol officers responded quickly and upon arrival determined the incident was still ongoing. Police entered the residence to render immediate assistance.

At that time police arrested one individual on scene, and located and secured a firearm believed to be involved in the incident. Prior to the arrival of the police, one of the occupants of the home received serious injuries and the suspect received minor injuries.

Blaine Robert Jackson, 37, of no fixed address, now faces six charges in relation to this incident:

– Using a fire arm, did attempt to commit murder

– Pointing a firearm without lawful excuse

– Possess a firearm without a licence

– Commit an assault causing bodily harm

– Break and enter a dwelling house with intent to commit and indictable offence

– Possess a firearm for a purpose dangerous to the public peace

“We are pleased that this investigation was able to proceed quickly, as we know crimes of this nature are concerning to the community,” said Staff-Sgt. Dave Vaughan-Smith of the Delta Police Investigations Bureau. He said that it is believed the incident was targeted.

Jackson is currently remanded in custody and will next appear in court on July 13.