Man convicted of four charges after 2019 hit and run that left two police officers with life altering injuries

Burnaby

2024-01-16 10:30 PST

File # 2019-9355

A 34-year-old man has been found guilty of four charges stemming from a hit and run in 2019 that left two police officers with life-altering injuries.

On March 4, 2019, just before noon, an RCMP officer and Abbotsford Police officer on duty with the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service were seriously injured in a hit and run that occurred in the 5000-block of North Fraser Way in South Burnaby.

See original release: March 5, 2019

Burnaby RCMP’s Criminal Collision Investigation Team assumed primary conduct of the investigation.

On May 26, 2022, charges were approved against Jason Kirupakaran.

See original release: August 9, 2022

On January 11, 2024, Kirupakaran was found guilty on the following charges:

While this does not take away the pain and suffering these injured officers continue to experience, we hope this development will provide some measure of comfort as they continue to focus on their ongoing recovery and healing, said Chief Superintendent Graham de la Gorgendiere, Burnaby RCMP’s Officer In Charge. I’d also like to acknowledge all of the teams and police officers who worked tirelessly throughout this lengthy and comprehensive investigation.

Released by

Cpl. Michael Kalanj

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