SURREY, B.C. — Bullets flew as one vehicle pursued another across two Metro Vancouver municipalities, with the driver of a pickup truck following someone who'd fired at him from a car.
RCMP Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes said the dangerous chase began in Surrey at about 8 p.m. Monday, moments after the truck driver called police to report he'd confronted a suspicious vehicle parked in his neighbourhood.
Three occupants in a white car left the area as shots were fired at the truck driver, Hayes said.
The pickup driver chased the other vehicle for nearly half an hour as it sped into Delta along busy highways.
Hayes said the pickup driver refused to comply with repeated police demands to stop the chase.
"When you pursue a vehicle or suspect, not only are you putting your life and the general public's lives at risk you risk being charged yourself and could face criminal and civil consequences,'' he said.
"We encourage citizens who notice suspicious people or vehicles to contact the police instead of confronting people themselves.''
The car lost control on icy streets in Delta, shearing off a power pole and leaving its three occupants with various, non-life threatening injuries.
One of the suspects, Cory Myers, was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for failing to comply with probation as well as a local warrant for break and enter.
Mounties said a gun was seized from the car, the trio is known to them and charges are expected.
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