Maple Ridge realtor Franz Prokop in an undated photo released by RCMP. Prokop was shot multiples times at a property on Lougheed Highway

Investigation progressing in Maple Ridge realtor shooting

Police still looking for a man in his 50s who wears a turban, walks with limp.

Police continue to receive tips about the attempted murder of a Maple Ridge realtor a week after investigators released a description of a suspect.

RCMP won’t say if they are close to arresting a person, but revealed the investigation is progressing.

“The most I can tell you is that it is moving forward,” said Sgt. Jennifer Pound, with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

“We continue to ask the public who have information to speak with investigators.”

Prokop was shot multiple times in the head on a property on Lougheed Highway just east of 240th Street on Aug. 31. The former District of Maple Ridge councillor managed to flag down a passing car, and an off-duty paramedic was one of the first people on scene.

Prokop was airlifted to hospital as police rushed to shut down a long stretch of Lougheed Hwy., from 240th Street towards Mission.

Investigators are still focused on a suspect seen with Prokop on the day he was shot. He is described as an Indo-Canadian or South Asian man in his 50s, who speaks with an accent, has a full beard, a round face, wears a turban and walks with a limp.

Police are also want to speak to anyone who drove past the Lougheed Highway property around noon on Aug. 31 and may have spotted Prokop’s dark-coloured BMW car, as well as the suspect’s vehicle, which is a large, dark pickup truck.

 

Tips

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-IHIT, or, if you wish to remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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