Man charged after shots fired in neighbour dispute
A 20-year-old man faces several serious charges after he is accused of firing a gun following a dispute with his neighbour in south Aldergrove on Monday night.
Langley resident Slade Berggren is charged with careless use of a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unlawfully discharge a firearm and uttering threats.
He was expected to get a bail hearing on Friday.
It was around midnight when dozens of police and the Emergency Response Team were called to the 1900 block of 269A Avenue late Monday night after shots were fired.
The man wasn't injured but the shooter barricaded himself inside a home around midnight and refused to come out. ERT was able to get the man out and arrest him without incident around 6 a.m. on Tuesday, confirmed Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks.
Langley RCMP said the victim approached his neighbour shortly after midnight to discuss some property damage that had occurred.
After a short discussion, the victim of the property damage returned to his own home. Shortly after that, a number of shots were fired. No one was hit by the discharged bullets, said police.
The shooting was a neighbourhood dispute which has been escalating, pitting a family of chicken farmers against some area residents, said the victim's stepfather.