Suspect pleads guilty to two charges in November 2019 New Westminster shooting

ON November 17, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., members of the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 200-block of Osborne Avenue. The suspect fled the area prior to police arrival, and one adult female was transported to hospital with injuries.

New Westminster Police Major Crime and Street Crime detectives conducted an extensive investigation and were able to identify and locate a suspect. With the assistance of the Vanciouver Police Department Emergency Response Team, 24-year-old Carlos Monteith was arrested and charged with several offences. Monteith has remained in custody since his arrest.

In April 2021, during his trial, Carlos Monteith pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm with intent and possession of a loaded prohibited firearm. He received a six-and-a-half year sentence for discharging a firearm and a three-year sentence for possession of a loaded prohibited firearm.

“This file really highlights the professionalism and great work NWPD members do,” said Deputy Chief Constable Paul Hyland on Monday. “From the life saving measures performed by the responding patrol officers to the detailed investigation completed by our Major Crime Unit, I’m very pleased with all their efforts”