Canada-wide arrest warrant issued for suspect in double homicide in Chilliwack
Chilliwack RCMP say a Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in a recent double homicide, the same man who recently had attempted murder charges against him dropped.
Two men were found dead and a woman was found injured in a home in the 46100-block Gore Avenue on Aug. 7.
A news release from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said a suspect has been identified and police are looking for Aaron James David Douglas, 33.
Police said he has a criminal record that begins in 1996 and is believed to be armed and dangerous. Douglas is wanted for the two murders and the attempted murder of the woman.
Attempted murder charges against Douglas were dropped mid-trial July 24 after Crown decided there was no substantial likelihood of conviction. Douglas was charged after Jeff Karpes was shot twice in the chest while sitting in a car on Dec. 23, 2012.
“IHIT is asking the public to be vigilant and call 911 if you know the whereabouts of Aaron Douglas. Do not approach him or attempt to apprehend him yourself as he may be armed and dangerous,” Staff-Sgt. Jennifer Pound said.
The murdered men were identified as 38-year-old Richard Blackmon and 36-year-old Tyler Belcourt. The injured woman wasn’t named by police. All three were shot.