An RCMP car parked outside the Gyoba residence on Cedar St. at Hill St.

2014 Year in Review: June

Burnaby cyclist is shot near Spences Bridge, long time Ashcroft resident Ed Gyoba is killed.

  • Dec. 24, 2014 3:00 p.m.


Cyclist shot near Spences Bridge

A 59-year-old Burnaby cyclist was shot and wounded while riding along Hwy 1 about 3 km north of Spences Bridge on June 1. He was hit in the forearm and suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Craig Premack was riding alone at the time, at 1 am, with lights and reflectors to make him visible to passing motorists.  He was riding in the Cache Creek 600, an annual event put on by the B.C. Randonneurs Cycling Club.

Murder charge for local man

Shane Gyoba, 27, was charged with the murder of his uncle, longtime Ashcroft resident Ed Gyoba, 65, on June 2.

Shortly after 9:30 am on June 2, police responded to a 911 call from neighbours who reported hearing a loud “bang” from the house on Cedar Cres. next to Hill St.

Gyoba remains in custody.

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