July 10, 2020
Suspect in home invasion facing attempt murder charge
On June 26th at approximately 9:40 a.m., Delta police responded to a report of a home invasion in progress in North Delta. Police were informed that the suspect in the incident was armed with a firearm, and had allegedly assaulted a resident.
Delta Police patrol officers responded quickly and upon arrival determined the incident was still ongoing. Police entered the residence to render immediate assistance.
At that time police arrested one individual on scene, and located and secured a firearm believed to be involved in the incident. Prior to the arrival of the police one of the occupants of the home received serious injuries and the suspect received minor injuries.
Blaine Robert JACKSON, age 37, of no fixed address, now faces six charges in relation to this incident:
– Using a fire arm, did attempt to commit murder (CC Section 239(1)(a)
– Pointing a firearm without lawful excuse (CC Sec. 87\(1)
– Possess a firearm without a licence (CC. Sec 92)
– Commit an assault causing bodily harm (CC Sec. 267)
– Break and Enter a dwelling house with intent to commit and indictable offence (CC Sec 348(1)(a)
– Possess a firearm for a purpose dangerous to the public peace. (CC Sec 88(1)
“We are pleased that this investigation was able to proceed quickly, as we know crimes of this nature are concerning to the community,” says Staff Sergeant Dave Vaughan-Smith, of the Delta Police Investigations Bureau. He adds that it is believed the incident was targeted.
JACKSON is currently remanded in custody and will next appear in court on July 13, 2020.