PRINCE GEORGE, BC: A male suspect known to police has been arrested and now faces charges following a shots fired complaint that could have had tragic consequences…
Police say on Sunday, January 22, 2023, just before 8:00 PM, officers attended a residence on the 2100-block of Quince Street for a weapons complaint.
The 16-year-old female victim told police she was at the residence when an adult male pointed a gun and shot it at her, narrowly missing her. The victim, who was uninjured, left the residence and contacted police.
Due to the nature of the call, the North District Emergency Response Team was requested to attend the residence and safely remove everyone from inside the house. The suspect, whom police identified as 39-year-old Prince George resident Colby JOHNSON, was arrested and held in custody until he could attend court.
At the time of his arrest, JOHNSON was bound by a lifetime firearm ban.
Investigators also located several firearms, a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and over $8000 in cash inside the residence.
The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges:
- Careless use of a firearm
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
JOHNSON remains in custody until his next court appearance.