BC RCMP notify IIO BC of incident in Surrey

Surrey

2022-05-24 16:06 PDT

File # 2022-74163

The BC RCMP has notified the Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia (IIO BC) of an incident in Surrey in which one woman has been injured.

Just after noon today on May 24, 2022, frontline officers from the Surrey RCMP were called to the 10500-block of King George Boulevard for a report of a woman with a weapon. Officers deployed to the area and located the woman in the 10400-block of King George Boulevard, who was reportedly still in possession of the weapon. During an interaction between the woman and police, shots were fired by officers and the woman was injured.

The woman was taken to a local area hospital with what are believed to be serious injuries.

The IIO BC has been notified and will be investigating police actions in this incident, while the Surrey General Investigation Unit is a conducting a concurrent Criminal Code investigation. 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 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
bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca
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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