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Surrey man in custody following shots fired investigation in Tsawwassen

Delta Police describe the incident call as ‘highly volatile'
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A Surrey man is in custody facing several charges following a March 31 shots fired incident in Tsawwassen.

A 35-year-old Surrey man is in custody facing several charges following what Delta Police describe as a ‘highly volatile’ shots fired called last week in Tsawwassen.

Tyson Cole has been charged with several weapons-related offences, including recklessly discharging a firearm.

According to DPD, officers responded just before 10 p.m. on March 31 to a report of shots fired at a residence in the 1300 block of Tsawwassen Drive.

Police say shots could be heard from within the residence as officers arrive.

Officers contained the residence, and a male exited carrying a carbine rifle.

The male was challenged by the responding officers. The male dropped the loaded firearm that was found to have jammed. The male refused further commands to allow for a safe arrest, and officers deployed a conductive energy weapon to gain control.

The male was taken into custody, and the residence was cleared shortly thereafter with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team. No further occupants were located, and fortunately, no one was injured. The male seemed to be under the influence of drugs, and this incident appears to be an isolated occurrence.”

“This was a highly volatile and dangerous situation involving an unpredictable subject with a high caliber weapon,” said Deputy Chief Harj Sidhu. “If not for the patrol officer’s calm demeanor, bravery and trusting their extensive training, this incident could have resulted in a very different outcome. Our department places the utmost importance on ensuring our frontline officers have the necessary equipment and training to respond to these high-risk situations and bring them to safe resolutions.”

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