A 24-year-old Abbotsford man is in custody facing numerous charges after a shooting in a residential area near Chilliwack’s downtown core overnight Oct. 2.
Brodie Gregory Douglas is charged with careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assault, and mischief in relation to property.
No one was injured in the late-night incident that saw the windows shot out of a blue Volkswagen station wagon parked in the driveway of a house at the corner of of Victoria Avenue and Corbould Street.
People reported on social media there was a heavy police presence in the early hours of Oct. 3 at the house at the corner, and RCMP Forensics officers were still at the scene mid-morning that day.
A visible bullet hole could be seen in the front passenger side of the vehicle, and the bullet appeared to have travelled through the inside of the car destroying the driver’s side window.
RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail said the shooting was likely targeted.
“Fortunately no one was injured in the shooting which we believe was targeted,” Rail said in a press release issued Oct. 10. “The investigation remains open as General Investigation Support Team officers and officers from the Lower Mainland District Integrated Forensic Identification Section continue their thorough examination of the evidence gathered by police.”
Shortly after midnight on Oct. 3 a white sedan linked to the incident was stopped on Highway 1 in Abbotsford where Douglas was taken into custody.
A loaded sawed-off shotgun and a rifle were also seized.
Douglas appeared briefly in Chilliwack court for a scheduled bail hearing on Oct. 6 with Crown planning to ask for him to be remanded in custody. Duty counsel recommended Douglas volunteer to be remanded until he can obtain his own counsel.
Douglas looked around the courtroom wide-eyed during his appearance. He wore a long-sleeve black shirt tucked into grey track pants. His hair was cropped short on the sides, slightly longer on top.
Douglas has no criminal record.
The judge also agreed with Crown counsel Grant Lindsey’s request for a no-contact order for two individuals: Nicole Trahan and Fernando Castano.
Douglas’s next court appearance is set for Oct. 12 for a possible bail hearing that day.