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17 charges filed in Langley’s frantic rampage that injured 7, dead dog – BC

The man accused of rampaging through Langley and Abbotsford earlier this month was charged with 17 new charges.

24-year-old James Joseph Gordon appeared at the court in Abbotsford on Friday to stand trial on charges related to the terrible December 19 incident.

The charges include five counts of assault with a weapon, five counts of a dangerous vehicle operation that caused bodily harm, five hit points and a run, one account of possession of stolen property and one arson counting point.

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On the night of the incident, RCMP police Langley and Abbotsford police responded to nine calls about the stolen Mazda pickup truck, which deliberately struck pedestrians and struck them from 8 pm. and 11 pm

Police said the driver started driving in North Langley and then moved to Abbotsford, where the last pedestrian was shot down at about 10:30 pm.

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Seven people were seriously injured, one of whom remained in the hospital on Friday. Also suffered two dogs, one of them mortally.

Gordon's mother apologized for his behavior, and his family said that he was not feeling well.

The family, who says that Gordon suffers from paranoia, delirium and great anxiety, says that he was taken to Abbotsford hospital on December 19, but released. A few hours later, pedestrians were shot down.

His family says that he should never have been released.

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Fraser Health said it could not speak to specific cases for reasons of confidentiality.

However, he claims that an attempt was made to contact the family when Gordon was released, and his mother said that no one had called.

The police are still looking for video from the DVR camera to help with the investigation and to determine a more accurate schedule for exactly where the truck was all night December 19.

Gordon should return to court on January 3.

-With files from Rumin Day

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