Langley man charged in “accidental” Surrey shooting

CLOVERDALE — A 27-year-old Langley man has been arrested and charged after allegedly shooting a friend in the leg a month ago in Cloverdale.

Robert Miskenack, who is currently in custody, faces eight charges including aggravated assault, assault and six firearms-related charges.

On July 21, RCMP received a call from a woman in the area of 187th Street and 60A Avenue.

She told police a man had “accidentally” shot his friend in the leg.

The victim was transported to hospital, in stable condition.

On Aug. 20, police executed a search warrant at a residence in the 15300-block of 27A Avenue, where Miskenack was arrested.

Due to the suspect’s background, police from specialized sections assisted in the arrest, including member of Surrey’s High Risk Target Team, the Lower Mainland District’s Emergency Response Team and Police Dog Services.

Officers with the RCMP’s Neighbourhood Liaison Unit have followed up with the property owners of the residence where the initial incident took place to make sure nuisance activity at the home is dealt with.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or