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Two residents charged in connection to January shooting on 12th Street

No one was injured in an early-morning shooting in the Brow of the Hill neighbourhood on Jan. 2
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A residence on 12th Street was behind yellow caution tape in January 2022 after shots were fired at the home.

Two New West residents have been charged in connection to a shooting on 12th Street in January.

The New Westminster Police Department attended a Brow of the Hill residence about 5 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, after receiving a report of a shooting in the 400 block of 12th Street. Police reported that multiple shots were fired into the residence and the suspects fled the scene.

“Thankfully, no one was injured as a result of the shooting,” said a NWPD press release. “Numerous specialty units assisted in collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses, and canvassing for CCTV footage.”

After several months of investigation by the department’s major crime unit, two suspects were arrested and charges were approved relating to attempted murder, aggravated assault, and firearms offences, said the NWPD.

“Over many months, investigators worked diligently to collect evidence, identify key evidence, and work with Crown counsel in order to obtain charge approval,” NWPD spokesperson Sgt. Justine Thom said in a news release. “The attempt to take someone’s life is a serious matter, and bringing those responsible to justice is always a key goal with violent offences.”

In January, police reported that the home’s occupants were inside the residence at the time of the shooting.

At the time of the shooting, New Westminster police said it was believed to be a targeted shooting and there was no increased risk to the public. Police also sought dash-cam footage from anyone who was in the area at the time of the shooting.

“Gun violence is extremely concerning for both police and residents of this city,” Sgt. Sanjay Kumar said in January. “Our major crime unit is working diligently on finding those responsible.”

Justin Crowchild, 40, and Danica Ulmer, 43, have each been charged with one count of attempt to commit murder with a weapon. Both suspects remain in custody.

The New Westminster Police Department says help is available for anyone who is ready to leave organized crime. People can contact the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit BC’s gang intervention and exiting team at 604-897-6023 or

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