Suspect in accidental shooting arrested

A 27-year-old Langley man has been arrested, accused of accidentally shooting a friend in the leg in an incident that occurred one month ago at a home in Cloverdale.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 20, officers arrested Robert Miskenack following a search warrant being served at a residence in the 15300 block of 27A Avenue.

Due to the suspect’s history, a number of officers from specialized sections assisted in the arrest, including the Surrey RCMP’s High Risk Target Team (HRTT) and the Emergency Response Team (ERT) as well as the Police Dog Services.

Miskenack is currently in custody facing eight charges, including aggravated assault, assault, and six firearms related charges. He makes his next court appearance Aug. 28.

On July 21, around 4:30 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a call from a woman who resides in the area of 187 Street and 60A Avenue, saying that a man had accidentally shot his friend in the leg.

Police attended to the scene and located a man in his 20s with a single gunshot to his leg.

The suspect had fled. The injured man was taken to hospital in stable condition. The victim was not co-operating with police.

The suspect was last seen leaving the area on a motorcycle at a high rate of speed.

Officers with the Surrey RCMP’s Neighbourhood Liaison Unit have also followed up with the property owners of the residence where the initial incident took place, to ensure that some of the nuisance activity at that residence is properly being dealt with, said Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr.

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