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RCMP in Surrey, B.C., identify suspects in lunch-hour shootout

11/24/2014 07:42 EST | Updated 01/24/2015 05:59 EST
SURREY, B.C. - Two people have been charged following an incident that prompted RCMP officers to open fire on a fleeing vehicle.

The confrontation happened last Friday in Surrey, where plain clothes officers used their cruisers to box in a suspect vehicle.

But police say the driver attempted to ram his way out, hitting the cruisers and prompting the gunfire.

The RCMP say 26-year-old Daniel Monaghan of Langley is charged a number of offences including assault of a peace officer, assault with a weapon and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

Fifty-two-year-old David Traill of Surrey is charged with resisting arrest and breach of a conditional sentence order.

A 21-year-old woman, who was arrested at the scene and later released, is also expected to face charges.