RCMP search the Bridgeview neighbourhood in Surrey on Jan. 31, 2019. Jason Payne / PNG
The search continues for a man wanted in connection with the shooting of a Transit Police officer in Surrey on Wednesday.
Surrey RCMP have identified Daon Gordon Glasgow, 35, as a suspect in the shooting inside Scott Road SkyTrain station that left Const. Josh Harms recovering from gunshot wounds to his arms.
Sgt. Chad Greig said the focus on Thursday was on the Bridgeview area, which is a residential and industrial area directly across King George Highway from the SkyTrain station.
It was believed that the gunman had fled to that area after the shooting, and police maintained a perimeter, did neighbourhood inquiries and searched for evidence. Surrey RCMP officers were backed up by the emergency response team and dog handlers.
“As the day was going on, our concentration in the Bridgeview area was slowly being decreased,” Greig said. He was unable to say on Friday morning how many police officers remained in the neighbourhood.
Greig said police believe Glasgow might flee B.C. to evade capture. He does have a criminal history in Ontario.
“We sent the message out that he could be leaving the province, and that is to have all of our police agency partners aware that this subject could be anywhere,” Greig said.
Glasgow, who according to court records has been known to use the aliases Darrell James Davis and Cornell Gibson, has a lengthy history with the justice system. A judge called his criminal record “reasonably significant.”
In September 2005, he was charged with theft over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime. It was alleged that the offences took place in Mississauga and Toronto, respectively. The case was transferred out of province.
In April 2006, Glasgow was convicted of unauthorized possession of a prohibited or restricted weapon, obstructing a peace officer, failing to comply with an undertaking and failing to comply with a recognizance. He was sentenced to 60 days in jail on each count, served concurrently.
Four months later, he was convicted of possession of an illegal narcotic for the purpose of trafficking, and sentenced to two years in prison.
In April 2008, Glasgow was sentenced to nine months in jail for a 2005 charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking and handed a lifetime firearms prohibition.
His most serious offence took place in March 2010, when he killed Terry Blake Scott in the washroom of the McDonald’s restaurant in the 11000-block of Scott Road — just 550 metres from the Scott Road SkyTrain station — after a marijuana deal between the two went bad.
Witnesses heard raised voices in the washroom, followed by a gunshot. Scott, who had been shot in the chest, left the bathroom and collapsed in the restaurant while Glasgow fled.
At the time, Glasgow was on parole for a drug offence. In April, 2011, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, minus a year’s credit for time served following his arrest. He was also given another lifetime firearms ban.
However, in April, 2015, Glasgow’s sentence was reduced by a further six months when a the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled he should have been given 18 months credit for time served.
At the time of this week’s shooting, Glasgow was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for a suspected parole violation.
Glasgow has a profile on prison correspondence site, Canadian Inmates Connect. On his profile, he stated he is in the Kent penitentiary in Agassiz and that he expected to be released in 2019.
Glasgow, who listed “murder, drugs, robberies” under his admitted convictions, states in his profile that he’s “looking for a shorty that I can grow with.”
“I’ve done a lot of sh*t but I respect women and I love kids. I did my crime and I’m doing my time. Now it’s nothing but positive moves towards my future.”
Police say Glasgow is dark-skinned, five-foot-five, 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. At the time of the shooting he had black stubble and a moustache. He is known to alter his appearance.
Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911 right away and not approach him.
A dedicated tip line has been set up for the public to report information, at 604-502-6284. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit solvecrime.ca.