Police seize several firearms

A 56-year-old Surrey man is facing numerous weapons charges after firing a gun in his apartment.

Cpl. Scotty Schumann said on Dec. 18, 2017 at 4 a.m., officers were called to the 8900 block of 156A Street after a report of a gun shot heard about an hour earlier. 

Schumann said officers found two residences with bullet holes in them. In one of the homes, John Newman was found intoxicated, in possession of a firearm and was arrested.

“This incident is not related to the gang/drug conflicts in the Lower Mainland,” said Schumann.

“Surrey RCMP’s General Investigation Unit is leading this investigation and obtained a search warrant for the residence where Newman was located. A total of seven firearms were seized inside the home along with a small quantity of illicit drugs. One of the firearms seized was reported stolen in 2013 after a break and enter in Coquitlam.”

Newman was released on bail, facing several weapons and drug charges.

“Thankfully, no one was injured in this incident,” said Schumann. “In addition, the seizure of seven firearms improves safety in the community. Most firearms used in crime are domestically sourced. When they are not stored properly it makes it easier for them to be stolen for criminal use.”

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