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Burnaby man granted bail after alleged road-rage incident that ended in gunfire

Jeromy Crunik, 28, must live at his mom's Burnaby home under electronic monitoring and a curfew while on bail on firearms charges linked to an alleged road-rage incident in Vancouver in January.
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Vancouver provincial court at 222 Main Street.

A Burnaby man accused in what Vancouver police described as a road-rage incident that ended in gunfire has been released on bail with a curfew and electronic monitoring.

Jeromy Crunik, 28, was charged with one count of possessing an unloaded prohibited or restricted firearm (a handgun) with readily accessible ammunition and no licence, and two counts of possessing a firearm contrary to a court order, according to the Vancouver provincial court registry.

The charges are linked to an incident in East Vancouver on Jan. 6, according to police.

The Vancouver Police Department put out a post on X/Twitter, saying a driver had had to slam on his breaks to avoid a jaywalker on Commercial Drive near East 12th Avenue.

"The two exchanged words before the pedestrian pulled a gun and shot at the driver," stated the VPD.

The driver was not hurt in the incident.

At the time, Crunik was under a 10-year firearms ban imposed in January 2019 after a drug-trafficking conviction out of Kelowna, according to court records.

He was also on bail on multiple Lower Mainland fraud charges.

The Crown applied to have Crunik's bail revoked, but B.C. provincial court Judge Reginald Harris released him Thursday on multiple conditions.

While on bail, Crunik must live at his mother's home in Burnaby and wear an electronic monitoring device, according to his release document.

He is bound by a 4 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew, seven days a week, and is banned from contacting one individual named in the document.

He is also banned from possessing any firearms or weapons and any credit cards, cheques or mail not in his own name.

He is also not allowed to go to any Cactus Club, Aritzia, Burb Cannabis or No. 24 Café & Bistro in B.C., and he must undergo drug counselling as directed by his bail supervisor.

Crunik's next court date on the Vancouver charges is April 11.

Information presented at Crunik's bail hearing, including Harris's reasons for releasing him, cannot be published because of a publication ban.

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