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.
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.
Crown says minus time served, Daon Glasgow will spend close to 16 years in custody. Glasgow was found guilty of aggravated assault and 3 other offences after he shot at @TransitPolice Cst. Josh Harms at Scott Road SkyTrain Station in Jan. 2019. BKG: https://t.co/lcaKljvEcY
— Ria Renouf (@riarenouf) March 17, 2021
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.
— CityNews Vancouver (@CityNewsVAN) March 18, 2021