Hunt For Fourth Murder Suspect Continues
Prince George, B.C. – Police in Prince George are still trying to find the fourth suspect wanted in connection with the targeted shooting murder of two men in a car off Foothills Boulevard early last Wednesday morning.
46-year-old David Laurin Franks of Prince George and 51-year-old Thomas Burt Reed of Burns Lake were found shot to death in the car around 2:40 a.m. on January 25th. A third, unidentified man was wounded and underwent treatment for non-life threatening injuries. Police have stated that they have a “safety plan” in place for that person’s protection.
Although they did not mention it at a media conference in the vicinity of the murders at 8 that morning, police had taken two suspects, 27-year-old Aaron Ryan Moore and 33-year-old Joshua Steven West, both of Prince George, into custody within the first hour after the bodies were found.
A third local man, 24-year-old Perry Andrew Charlie, was arrested on the afternoon of Thursday, January 26th, after police swooped down on a home in the Caledonia Trailer Park off North Nechako Road.
Moore, West and Charlie are all charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
Police are still searching for a fourth suspect, 21-year-old Seaver Tye Miller of Prince George who is also wanted on two murder and one attempted murder counts. Miller is described as a First Nations male, 5-feet, 10-inches tall, weighs 208 pounds and has dark brown hair and brown eyes. He is considered armed and dangerous and police advise the public not to approach him but rather call 9-1-1 immediately if they see him.
At a news conference on Friday Prince George RCMP Superintendent Warren Brown said that “the lifestyles the deceased lived and those they associated with involved a drug lifestyle and a lifestyle that was consistent with activities that could lead to gang involvement.”
He also said while it may take some time, police will rid our community of individuals who choose to live a lifestyle of violence, intimidation and criminal behavior.