Police released this sketch of a suspect in a recent incident in Murrayville.

Gunman startled Murrayville homeowner

Police believe the man with the gun had gone to the wrong house.

Langley RCMP is looking for a suspect in a bizarre incident involving a gun that took place in Murrayville.

On March 22 at 10 a.m., an elderly homeowner in the 5100 block of 215th Street answered the door, believing a repairman he was waiting for would be on the other side.

Instead, he found himself facing a man carrying a handgun.

“It is likely both the suspect and the victim were surprised to see each other,” said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.

Police believe the suspect may have turned up at the wrong house.

The suspect paused for a moment, then ran off down the street. No one was injured.

The suspect is described as dark skinned, about 5’10” tall. He was wearing black clothing, a high-visibility vest of the type worn by road and construction workers, and a grey flannel hat with earflaps. He was carrying a black backpack.

Police have also released a sketch of the suspect.

Anyone who can identify the man with the gun is asked to call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) to leave an anonymous tip.

Just Posted

Giants hand Victoria their first lost of the season

Langley’s WHL team went head to head with the Royals for the second day in a row, beating them 3-2.

VIDEO: Rollover closes down Willowbrook Drive in Langley overnight

Mounties are working to find the cause of a crash early Sunday morning on the Langley-Surrey border.

Winning streak comes to end in Victoria for Langley-based Giants

G-Men fell in overtime in first of two games against the Royals on Vancouver Island this weekend.

VIDEO: Langley brothers campaign to help refugees get bikes

Program enters third year, adds homeless

VIDEO: Diwali celebrated in Langley

Muriel Arnason library marks 15th annual event

Secret supper clubs test appetite for cannabis-infused food ahead of legalization

Chefs are eagerly awaiting pot edibles to become legal in Canada

Students unhappy with SFU’s response after violent incident in class

Professor, students say a man threw chairs and hit a female student

Enbridge to begin building road to access pipeline explosion site in B.C.

An explosion Tuesday knocked out a 91-centimetre line

Man struck by car in Burnaby: reports

Pedestrian was taken to hospital

Andrew Scheer on revamped NAFTA deal: ‘I would have signed a better one’

Conservative leader says he wouldn’t have signed USMCA

Matheson will have NHL hearing after Canucks rookie Pettersson hit

The 19-year-old Swedish centre appeared woozy after the hit

Police looking into VPD-involved collision that sent 3 to hospital

The independent police watchdog has been notified

Police investigate after woman stabbed in Vancouver

Report came in about a ‘disturbance’ in the Killarney neighbourhood

GUEST COLUMN: A better way to manage B.C.’s public construction

Claire Trevena responds to Andrew Wilkinson on NDP union policy

Most Read