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Cloverdale murder suspect arrested in Langley

Barry McQuarrie has been charged with first degree murder following his arrest in a Langley residential garage. - File photo
Barry McQuarrie has been charged with first degree murder following his arrest in a Langley residential garage.
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A Langley man wanted in connection with a Cloverdale murder was captured in his hometown Friday night, police said.

Barry McQuarrie was arrested inside a residential garage without incident shortly before midnight by officers of the regional Integrated Homicide Investigation Team along with Langley RCMP, the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team, RCMP helicopter Air One and a police dog team.

Police said the owners of the house were not connected to McQuarrie.

IHIT said following his arrest, the 33-year-old McQuarrie was charged with first degree murder in the May death of Gregory Quesnelle, 32, originally from southern Ontario.

On Monday, May 12, just before midnight, RCMP responded to a report of a man being shot at a home near 176 Street and 57 Avenue.

Quesnelle was found injured in the townhome and was taken to hospital, where he died of his wounds.

Shortly after police identified McQuarrie as a suspect, a  man called CTV News claiming to be McQuarrie.

He denied killing Quesnelle, but admitted they were at odds over a woman and he had pepper sprayed his rival in self-defence days before the murder.

"I didn't go back and kill him," the man said. "I just want them [the police] to know I'm not armed and dangerous. I'm not trying to hurt anyone. I'm just trying to stay out of jail."

He said he planned on keeping his freedom as long as possible.

"I want to enjoy as much of the summer as I possibly can," the man said. "When the time comes after the summer, maybe I'll hand myself in. Maybe."

McQuarrie was wanted on a number of other charges unrelated to the murder.

Court records show he has a number aliases, including Nicholas Randell McQuarrie, Richard Laary, Barry Bayer, Bad Ass Barry, and just Badass.

- with files from Kevin Diakiw and CTV News

 

 

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