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Man who shot Transit Police officer to spend nearly 16 years in prison

Last Updated Mar 17, 2021 at 8:48 pm PDT

Daon Gordon Glasgow shot a Transit Police officer in January, 2019. (Courtesy: Surrey RCMP)
Summary

Daon Glasgow shot Const. Josh Harms at the Scott Road SkyTrain station on Jan. 30, 2019

Glasgow was originally charged with attempted murder, was instead convicted of aggravated assault

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – The man who shot a Transit Police officer over two years ago has been sentenced to prison time.

On Wednesday, Daon Glasgow was sentenced to 18 years in prison. After credit for time already served, he will spend 15 years and 301 days in custody.

Glasgow shot Const. Josh Harms at the Scott Road SkyTrain station on Jan. 30, 2019.

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He was originally charged with attempted murder. However, in October of last year, Glasgow was instead convicted of the lesser charge of aggravated assault, in addition to three firearms offenses.

In that ruling, Judge Peder Gulbransen said there was not enough evidence to prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that Glasgow intended to kill Harms.

Const. Harms, 27 at the time, was seriously injured in the shooting and required surgery at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. After extensive rehabilitation, he returned to work in May, 2019.

Glasgow was arrested in Burnaby, less than a week after the shooting, following a massive manhunt.

In a statement to NEWS 1130, Transit Police say they respect the outcome and the decision, and hope this will bring Cst. Harms another step closer to healing.

– With files from Tarnjit Parmar and Sonia Aslam