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Shots fired in Prince George residence, police investigating

A man previously issued a lifetime firearm ban shoots at a residence.

The Prince George RCMP responded to a residence in the 2100-block of Quince Street for a weapons complaint on Sunday, January 22, 2023, just before 8:00 p.m. The 16-year-old victim said to police that she was inside the house when a man with a gun pointed it shot at her and barely missing. Unharmed, the victim left the house and called the police.

The North District Emergency Response Team attended the scene safely removing everyone from inside the home.

Police identified the suspect as 39-year-old Prince George resident Colby Johnson. Mr. Johnson was arrested and taken into police custody and will remain in jail until his court date.

“At the time of his arrest, Mr. Johnson was bound by a lifetime firearm ban,” states Cpl. Jennifer Cooper, Media Relations Officer for the Prince George RCMP.

Investigators also located several firearms, a large quantity of suspected fentanyl and over $8000 in cash inside the residence.

The B.C. Prosecution Service approved the following charges:

  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Colby Johnson will remain in custody until his next court appearance. The file remains under investigation.

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