Shaelyn yang dead: ‘Tragic day’ – knife attack in a city park near Canada Road and Willingdon Avenue killed a Burnaby RCMP officer. The Burnaby RCMP has said that an officer named Shaelyn Yang was killed in Broadview Park after a fight with some campers. RCMP says that Young was part of the fight, which led to Young getting stabbed and the camper getting shot. Follow for more updates on our website or Google news
The homeless camper who was shot is being treated in a hospital but is expected to live. Young is on the RCMP’s mental health and outreach team, and RCMP officials say she is a kind person who cares deeply about her community. She started volunteering in Richmond, where she lives.
Officer Dwayne McDonald of the RCMP said that what happened was “pointless and tragic.” Elenore Sturko, a former RCMP Sergeant, sent his condolences to the family.
My deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and @BurnabyRCMP members who lost family members or coworkers in our province. Thank you for your help. Mike Farnworth, who is the minister of public safety in B.C., said something about what happened.
The terrible things that happened in Burnaby today are the worst news anyone could have hoped for. Our thoughts are with Burnaby RCMP officers, their families, friends, and other officers. Premier Justin Trudeau also spoke back.
So sad to hear that Officer @BurnabyRCMP was killed. My heart goes out to the officer’s family, friends, and coworkers. RCMP officers and civilian staff, as well as her family and friends, are in our thoughts during this terrible time.
The Daily Hive talked to Burnaby’s mayor, Mike Hurley, who said the trouble started when a city worker approached a man camping in Broadview Park. Hurley said that the worker, who worked for the Burnaby Parks Department, approached campers to help them find shelter and asked them to “hopefully move to an animal shelter.”
“They were looking for this guy, just like our team was,” Hurley said, adding that the event happened around that time. Hurley said that all employees in Burnaby will get help with their mental health.
“This morning, a young police officer went to work, but he didn’t make it home tonight. “It was terrible for all of us,” said Hurley. The investigation was taken over by an integrated homicide squad.