Richmond Review

Man linked to Dover Park shootout arrested again

A 31-year-old man arrested by Richmond Mounties in January of 2007 following the Dover Park shootout, is in trouble with the law again.

Matin Pouyan was arrested on Dec. 21 by the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit when he was seen attending a Port Coquitlam firearms range and using the firearms at the range, contrary to his prohibition order.

Pouyan, who is known to police and has gang ties, was arrested by Richmond RCMP in 2007 when one of the targets of the Dover Park shooting contacted police. The aftermath of the shootout involving several men left more than 100 shell casings littering the Lynas Lane park, surrounded on three sides by condos and townhouses.

The original target of the Dover Park shooting spotted Pouyan's vehicle back in 2007, and when police arrived, they found Pouyan and another man, carrying a loaded handgun.

Pouyan was also the victim of a gangland-style shooting in Vancouver in 2009 in the parking lot outside a grocery store.

Pouyan, who has a lifetime firearms prohibition, is currently in custody and was scheduled to make a court appearance on Jan. 10 in Vancouver Provincial Court.

He was arrested at the Port Coquitlam firearms range along with Bi Dong Adam Lam, 25, of no fixed address, who is also facing a firearms-related charge.

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