PRINCE GEORGE, BC: Police are continuing to investigate after two violent incidents on Sunday evening…
Police say at approximately 6:40 PM, officers received a report of shots fired in a trailer park on the 2100 block of Norwood Street in Prince George.
Officers attended and located an unoccupied vehicle with damage consistent with being shot by a shotgun. No one was believed to have been in the vehicle at the time of the incident and no injuries have been reported.
A white Ford single cab pick-up with a black canopy was seen fleeing the area before police were called. This vehicle is believed to have been stolen earlier in the day from a residence on Hammond Avenue in Prince George.
A couple of hours later, at approximately 9:30 PM, an officer was in the area of the same trailer park and observed two male suspects approach a residence, placed bandanas over their faces and knocked on the door.
An occupant of the residence was subsequently bear sprayed and the two suspects fled on bikes. One of the suspects was arrested, while the other evaded apprehension. The victim was treated by paramedics and released.
Lazare Francis SAMPSON, a 23 year-old Prince George resident, has been charged by Provincial Crown Counsel with the following Criminal Code offences:
- Assault with a Weapon
- Disguise with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence
- Resist Arrest
- Fail to Comply with Probation
SAMPSON was held in custody overnight and will appear in Provincial court today.
Both incidents are believed to be targeted but are not related to each other.
If you have any information about these serious Criminal offences, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477.