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Suspect in Transit officer shooting has 'ingrained criminal values:' Parole Board

Last Updated Feb 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm PDT

Daon Gordon Glasgow is believed to be the man who shot a Transit Police officer at the Scott Road SkyTrain station in Surrey on Jan. 30, 2019. (Courtesy: Surrey RCMP)

The man suspected of shooting a Transit Police officer in Surrey is considered moderate-high risk to re-offend

The Parole Board of Canada has said Daon Glasgow is comfortable with a lifestyle with 'anti-social values'

Glasgow was let out on mandatory statutory release with conditions

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Daon Glasgow, the suspect at the centre of a police manhunt, is considered a moderate to high-risk to re-offend, according to the Parole Board of Canada.

Glasgow, 35, has a violent criminal past. In the October 2018 document outlining his release, the Parole Board said he has “ingrained criminal values” and appears comfortable “with a lifestyle characterized by anti-social values and attitudes.”

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Police suspect him of shooting and injuring a Transit Police officer at the Scott Road SkyTrain Station in Surrey on Wednesday, located just a few blocks away from the McDonald’s where he killed a man in 2010. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter for that crime.

His most recent parole review ended with him getting statutory release; he was legally required to be let out after serving two-thirds of his sentence. The release includes supervision.

Although most of his criminal convictions are non-violent, the Parole Board says the escalation to killing his last victim, and his “lack of insight” into the impact of the crime suggests he has the capacity to commit more crimes of this nature.

It also says he has a poor history being under supervision. He went missing for almost ten months when released on day parole in 2007, and again for five months in 2009.

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“This pattern clearly demonstrates that you disregard rules that are put in place to manage your risk in the community. It speaks to your inability to abide by expectations.”

In prison, he was caught with a shank, as well as $3,000 of drugs. He was put into maximum-security and segregation.


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The Board decided to impose several conditions with his release, including not drinking alcohol, not using recreational drugs, living in a community correctional centre, getting a job, following a treatment plan, and not associating with people who are involved in criminal activities.

At the time of the shooting this week, Glasgow was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for potentially violating some of these conditions.

– With files from Lasia Kretzel