Police Seek Fourth Suspect in Double Homicide
Prince George RCMP Supt. Warren Brown – 250News
Prince George, B.C. – RCMP are seeking the public’s help in locating the fourth suspect in Wednesday’s double homicide in Prince George.
He is 21-year-old Seaver Tye Miller of Prince George and is wanted on two counts of 1st degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Police consider him to be armed and dangerous and is not to be approached.
Three suspects have already been arrested on the same charges – two of them on Wednesday. They are 27-year-old Aaron Ryan Moore and 33-year-old Joshua Steven West of Prince George.
Yesterday afternoon the third suspect – 24-year-old Perry Andrew Charlie of Prince George – was arrested at a trailer park off North Nechako Road.
Police allege the four suspects were responsible for the murder of two men at around 2:40 a.m. Wednesday morning near the intersection of North Nechako Road and Foothills Boulevard.
Those men were 51-year-old Thomas Burt Reed of Burns Lake and 46-year-old David Laurin Franks of Prince George. Police won’t name the third victim who was shot but note the individual is expected to survive.
Superintendent Warren Brown, officer in charge of the Prince George RCMP, had a strong message for people living “a violent and criminal lifestyle” during a news conference this afternoon.
“We recognize the impact this shocking crime has had on our community. That’s why our police officers have worked tirelessly around the clock to investigate and solve this crime,” he said, noting they’ve received assistance in the investigation from surrounding detachments, North District Major Crime, North District Traffic Services, the North District Emergency Response Team, air services and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit BC.
As for the motive in this case, Brown was reluctant to go into details.
“If I comment on motive right now I’d really be speculating quite a bit so we’ll let the evidence speak for itself.”
Was it a drug deal gone bad?
“I’ll say that the lifestyles the deceased lived and those they associated with involved a drug lifestyle and a lifestyle consistent with activities that could lead to gang involvement.”
Brown said the suspects are known to police but wouldn’t say if they were acquainted with the victims noting “we still believe there’s an inherent danger for retaliation.”
He confirmed the first two suspects were arrested in the “vicinity of the crime” within an hour “of discovering the deceased” Wednesday and commented that it was “due to excellent police work.”
Brown wouldn’t say who tipped police off about the shooting but said: “I’d like to thank the public for their assistance as well. Anytime people come forward and provide police information it can be challenging to do that. But without that support we wouldn’t be where we’re at with this investigation.”
As for the lone survivor, he wouldn’t confirm whether or not that individual was still in hospital but said “police are ensuring that there’s a safety plan in place for that person.”
Brown also confirmed that one of the accused – Aaron Ryan Moore – is not related to former Renegades biker gang president Billy Moore. Moore was murdered in 2005.
In the meantime anyone with information about Miller is asked to call 9-1-1.