"Remarkable" was the word used by IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Pound several times to describe the recovery being made by Franz Prokop who was shot in the head in Albion in late August.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has taken over the investigation of the
attempted murder of the businessman and former Maple Ridge councillor.
Pound said Prokop is cooperating with police and has given a detailed description of the suspect.
The suspect is described as an Indo-Canadian man in his mid 50s, with a full beard, a turban, a round face, who walks with a limp.
On the day of the shooting, from about 11 a.m. onward, the suspect's car was parked on
the north side of the Lougheed Highway, just east of 240th Street in front of a gate that led to a driveway.
The suspect's car is described as a larger, dark pickup truck. It was parked next to Prokop's BMW.
Police believe passersby would have noticed the two cars parked there side by side.
Anyone who might have seen the suspect's car that day is asked to call police with any information they may have.
As a realtor, Prokop was showing the property to the man, Pound said, when he was shot more than once in the head.
Pound said police believe it was a "targeted and planned attack," so it is being treated as an attempted murder, but they don't know why he was targeted.
"We're still looking into all the details and what the motive is," Pound said.
Anyone who might recognize the suspect based on the description of him and his vehicle is asked to call the IHIT tipline at 1-877-551-4448, or, to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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