Third shooting suspect in custody

Three down, one to go.

A third of the four suspects in the shooting earlier this month is now in custody, Prince George RCMP said Wednesday.

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Kenneth Munroe, 33, was apprehended during a traffic stop on Tuesday at about 1:30 p.m. near the corner of Victoria Street and Strathcona Avenue.

Despite an attempt to disguise himself, Munroe, who was a passenger in a pickup truck, was arrested without incident and taken into custody, RCMP said.

Police remain on the lookout for Eric Vern West, 38.

"Eric has to be tired of looking over his shoulder," Cpl. Craig Douglass said. "He has to be tired of not knowing who to trust and where he should hide next. He should do the right thing and turn himself in to police, because we will continue to actively search for him until he is arrested and taken to court."

West is described as Aboriginal, 180 cm (5'11") tall and weighing 82 kg (180 lbs) with black hair and brown eyes.

West is considered dangerous, RCMP warned, and urged anyone who sees him to call 911 immediately.

Also in custody are Kyle Devro Teegee, 31, and Joseph Karl Larsen, 26, from the April 5 incident in an alley adjacent to the 2200 block of Quince Street.

At about 4:15 p.m., RCMP responded to multiple reports of a gun shot. Teegee was arrested nearby and a man suffering from a single gunshot wound was found in a dark-coloured SUV a short time later. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Two days later, Larsen was found in a 2100-block Tamarack Street home and arrested.

All four have been charged with one count each of extortion with a firearm, attempted kidnapping, assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm.

West has also been charged with possession of a dangerous weapon dangerous and Teegee has also been charged with obstructing a peace officer.

RCMP believe the incident was an altercation between two groups known to each other and related to the drug trade. During the confrontation, bear spray was deployed, followed by what police now believe to be a single gunshot.

Anyone with information on where West may be is asked to contact the Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only).

You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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