Suspect nabbed for firearms charges

Police allege Linklater shot flare gun at motorist

Ryan Linklater, 27, will soon face a judge for a series of firearms-related charge, following reports of shots being fired at a motorist in Agassiz.

Last Friday, police received a call that shots were being fired from a grey Ford F-150 truck by a male driver. The truck was traveling north on Hot Springs Road when the shots were fired, and police quickly set up a roadblock near Strikers Corner to locate a suspect.

They also searched nearby houses, and found Linklater in a residence on Cheam Road. Police say they surrounded the house and made two requests for the suspect to come out before he complied. He was arrested without further incident. A woman who was a passenger at the time of the alleged shooting was also located.

Police say the gun used in the incident was a flare gun, shot at a passing motorist.

“Anytime it is alleged that a firearm has been used in an offence, the potential jeopardy for the police and public is very significant,” said Cst. Tracy Wolbeck. “This situation required a quick and coordinated response on the part of the Agassiz RCMP.”

The charges being recommended against Linklater include careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon, assault with a weapon, and uttering threats.

Linklater, who lives in Rosedale, is scheduled to appear in a Chilliwack courtroom on October 11.

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