Off-duty RCMP officer arrested after shots fired
Wednesday night an off-duty RCMP officer living in Langley was taken into custody after it was determined that an off-duty RCMP officer discharged his duty pistol into the wall of his residence.
No one was injured during the incident.
Langley RCMP attended a residence to investigate a report of shots fired at approximately 9 p. m.
The off-duty officer was arrested at scene and his gun was seized.
Cst. Michael Roe, age 46, has 24 years of service with the RCMP, and is currently posted to the federal drug enforcement branch.
He is facing one charge of careless use of a firearm. In addition to the criminal charge, a Code of Conduct has been ordered and he has now been suspended.
The Commanding Officer has been briefed on this matter and has been clear that he requires all of the information available to be provided to him forthwith so that he can make an informed decision in regard to the member’s pay.
This incident occurred only about 18 hours ago and, while a charge has been approved, the investigation is ongoing. As the matter is now before the courts we are very limited in what details we can discuss.