One man charged for South Surrey shootings

Surrey

2017-09-28 14:01 PDT

File # 2017-135786/136057

Surrey RCMP advises that one man has now been charged in connection with a pair of recent shootings in South Surrey (see previous news release).

On September 25th, the investigation led officers to a residence in the 15600 block of Goggs Avenue, White Rock. Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit (GIU) and Strike Force Target Team (SFTT), along with assistance from of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team (LMD ERT,) arrested 5 persons and seized three vehicles. Four of the five persons were eventually released from custody.

In September 26th, officers executed a search warrant at the Goggs Avenue residence. Officers located a substantial amount of evidence that included weapons, drugs and cash.

On September 27th investigators compiled details of their investigation to date for Crown Counsel for review. An Information has now been sworn and charged is Cameron BARTON, 27 years old of Surrey. BARTON, known to police, is charged with Reckless Discharge of a Firearm.

Police now believe that these two shooting incidents are related to the dial-a-dope drug trade. BARTON has been remanded in custody until his next court appearance on October 4th. The investigation is ongoing and a number of additional charges are anticipated.

Every shooting investigation is unique in the challenges it may present, says Corporal Scotty Schumann. Thanks to an early lead in this case, officers quickly identified a suspect which culminated in an arrest. The investigation continues as police continue to document the evidence seized.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

If they wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.
 

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