Sunday, September 14, 2014
Manhunt for Killer
Residents evacked, no sign of Aaron Douglas
officers were armed to the teeth on Yale Road Saturday afternoon and
evening. Police would not
confirm it was Aaron Douglas they were after but they did say that he wasn't there. Below,
police begin to open the road up after the stand-off went on for hours.
on a tip that a suspect was holed-up in a residential motel
in the 46600-block of Yale Rd., Saturday, Chilliwack RCMP closed Yale Rd at
Menzies Ave. to traffic and evacuated nearby residents while Integrated
Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) moved in to effect an arrest.
It was rumored at the scene that triple shooting suspect Aaron Douglas
was there. Heavily
armed IHIT members surrounded the largest of the units and slowly extricated
the people inside over the next few hours.
Douglas has been on the lam since the shooting deaths of two men and a
woman who survived the violence that terrible night at Hawthorne
Apartments April 8.
Mounties weren't taking any chances in case Douglas happened to be there. When
caught he faces a lengthy prison term.
to locals, some members of the Herrling family and a Commodore were inside.
One person who lives in the area, called them the worst people in Chilliwack
causing all kinds of grief in the neighbourhood.
"They stole my work tools a while back," he said "I know it was them and I
can't do anything about it. They're the worst bunch around."
The neighbourhood wants Douglas off the street as quickly as possible.
People aren't speculating where he might be. One woman who
knew him did not have kind words for the suspected murderer.
Police shut the 46600-block of Yale Rd. down for
hours. The road is a main arterial route into Chilliwack.
"He acts tough, but only when he's got a gun or a weapon. Otherwise, he's a
wimp," she told The Voice. "I hope they shoot him."
RCMP Sgt Dave Eidet said late Saturday night in a phone call, that the person
they were looking for was not in the residence.
"We had a police incident and we took the appropriate action and resources,
and there was no danger to the public. As a result, we confirmed that the subject we were looking for was not there and nobody unfortunately was taken
A Chilliwack RCMP officer had eyes on the motel unit for
Somewhere around 50 people, including seniors and kids, were displaced for
several hours. Emergency Social Services was not called, nor did
the Salvation Army attend with any food or water.
Last week, in hopes of locating Douglas, RCMP released a series of new
photos showing his tattoos. They can be see
Watch The Voice for more details as they emerge on the hunt for Aaron
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