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Surrey man wanted for shooting at Kelowna Mounties

Kelowna RCMP have issued a warrant for Surrey
Kelowna RCMP have issued a warrant for Surrey's Devan Markcus Wong. He's believed to be back in the Lower Mainland and is considered armed and dangerous.
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The masked man, believed to be from Surrey, allegedly robbed a Kelowna pawn shop, and opened fire at police officers during his getaway.

Surveillance cameras caught images of what police believe is Surrey's Devan Markcus Wong, 19, robbing Premier Jewelry and Loan Dec. 6, last year.

Cameras mounted to the dash of a police car showed that RCMP were shot at when they arrived.

A second later, the cruiser camera shows a police dog and handler pursuing the suspect.

The suspect scaled a 10-foot fence before the dog caught up with him. He escaped down an alley.

The suspect is believed to have carjacked a vehicle, forcing the occupant to drive him to a West Kelowna trailer park, where he switched vehicles.

Wong, who also goes by Markcus MIX, is considered armed and dangerous and the public is advised not to approach him.

He is believed to be in the Lower Mainland, quite possibly in Surrey.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police immediately or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.

~with files from Kathy Michaels, Kelowna Capital News

 

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