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ERT brought in for apartment search, but suspects not there

Eric Vern West
Eric Vern West

Eric Vern West and Kenneth Ricardo Munroe weren’t there.

Police suspected the two men, wanted in connection with a shooting near Quince Street last Friday, were holed up in an apartment building in the 2100-block of Tamarack Street.

At about 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prince George RCMP, with the help of the North District RCMP’s Emergency Response Team, moved in.

Kenneth Ricardo Munroe
Kenneth Ricardo Munroe

Other residents of the building were escorted, one-by-one, outside over the course of four hours. They were checked by police and released.

At approximately 2:15 p.m., officers tactically entered the building in search of the West and Munroe. After a thorough search of the building, police left empty-handed at about 3:45 p.m.

The Prince George RCMP continue to actively search for 38-year-old West and 33-year-old Munroe.

“The Prince George Detachment would like to thank the members of the public, and in particular, residents of the immediate neighbourhood, that were inconvenienced by this police operation,” according to statement released by the RCMP. “Their patience and commitment to public safety is appreciated.”

If you have any information about the whereabouts of these two wanted suspects, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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