In the southernmost corner of B.C., police have arrested a man who they say shot a man and killed another on Interstate 9 in the town of Coquiwalla.
Police say 24-year-old Brandon Foulkes, of Coquitlam, was driving on Highway 9 at about 5 p.m. on Sunday when he was pulled over by a driver who asked him to stop for a broken taillight.
Foulkes said the officer asked him if he was going to turn the lights on or off and he agreed, police said.
But then Foulke pulled over and said he needed to get a bag of cookies.
He then pulled out a handgun and fired a shot that struck the officer, killing him.
Police said Foulks, who has a criminal record, was under the influence of methamphetamine and the weapon wasn’t registered.
He is expected to appear in court on Tuesday.
Police have arrested Foulkees father, Daniel Foulkee, and a man, who was identified as 22-year‑old Daniel B. Ritchie.
Both men were charged with murder.
“I’ve been dealing with this for a long time,” said co-owner Dan Foulkas, who works at a grocery store in Coquivara.
“When you see something like this, you know something is wrong, you go and get help, but when you get to know somebody, it’s not a surprise.”
Coquihalia Highway 9 is a two-lane highway that spans a canyon in Coquitlima County and runs north from the town’s downtown to the coast.
Foulakes death is the ninth highway shooting in B.M. Howe this year.