Thomas Burt Reed, 51, of Burns Lake, was one of the people killed in a recent double homicide in Prince George.
At approximately 2:40 a.m. on Jan. 25, 2017, the Prince George RCMP responded to a report of shots fired on Foothills Boulevard near the intersection of North Nechako Road in Prince George.
David Laurin Franks, 46, of Prince George was pronounced dead at the scene and one more person was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries as a result of being shot. The RCMP has not released the name of the victim sent to the hospital.
According to the RCMP, a suspect vehicle was quickly located after the shooting, and two suspects were arrested – Prince George residents Aaron Ryan Moore, 27, and Joshua Steven West, 33. By the end of the day on Jan. 26, Prince George resident Perry Andrew Charlie, 24, was also arrested. All three suspects were charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
The RCMP was still searching for a fourth suspect – Seaver Miller – on Jan. 27 and asked the public to immediately call 911 if they saw him. After the arrest warrant was issued for Miller, the RCMP received many tips from the public on his potential whereabouts, both within Prince George and surrounding areas.
Thanks to one of those tipsters, Miller was arrested on Jan. 31 in Prince George without incident. The 21-year-old from Prince George was aware of his outstanding warrant and was actively evading apprehension, according to the RCMP. He was also charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
“We recognize the impact this shocking crime has had on our community”, says superintendent Warren Brown, head of the Prince George RCMP. “That’s why our police officers have worked tirelessly around the clock to investigate and solve this crime.”
“Our thoughts and sympathies are with the loved ones of the victims of this crime,” added Brown.
Although the investigation is in its beginning stages, police believe this incident to be a targeted attack.