BC RCMP notify IIO BC of Surrey incident

B.C., Surrey

2020-10-08 12:46 PDT

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident which has resulted in serious injuries to one man.

At approximately 2:11 a.m. the RCMP received report of a possible robbery in progress occurring near a business on the 15900-block of Fraser Highway in Surrey, where, the caller indicated, a man with a knife was attempting to rob people.

The responding officer pulled into a parking lot and as they were pulling up, the man allegedly produced a firearm and shot at the officer who was still seated in their police car. The man then allegedly turned his gun on himself, suffering a serious injury. Emergency Health Services was contacted and the injured man was taken to the hospital.

The Surrey RCMP officer is not physically injured, however this was a disturbing and life-threatening incident, and they are receiving support.

The IIO BC has been notified of this incident and is attending the scene.

IIO BC is investigating to determine whether police actions are linked to the man’s injuries. As the matter is now under investigation by the IIO BC, no further information will be released by police.

Please note that all aspects and circumstances of this incident will be the subject of independent investigation and verification by the IIO BC. For more information about the IIO BC and media updates, you can visit its website at www.iiobc.ca

Released by

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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