Surrey RCMP update on attempted murder
2023-07-25 09:16 PDT
File # 2023-60994
Surrey RCMP is updating the public that charges have been laid in relation to a shooting at a residence in the Newton Area.
On April 17, 2023 Surrey RCMP responded to a shooting in the 14800 block of 76 Avenue, that left one man injured (previous media release 2023-04-17) .
Following this incident, the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit began an in-depth investigation into the shooting and identified 19-year old Akoch Piot from Calgary, Alberta as a suspect.
Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Investigators worked in coordination with the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT), Calgary Police Service, and Surrey RCMP Digital Field Technician Services to advance the investigation.
On July 12, 2023, BC Prosecution Service laid the following charges against Akoch Piot:
- Attempt Murder;
- Discharge of a Firearm; and
- Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and Ammunition.
Piot was taken into custody in Calgary on July 17, 2023, and the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime team facilitated his transfer back to British Columbia where he remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.
Violent crimes like shootings, that are often connected to gang or drug activity, are not bound by any regional or provincial boundaries, says Surrey RCMP Media Relations Officer, Corporal Vanessa Munn.
We are grateful for the invaluable investigational support received from Alberta, both from ALERT and Calgary Police Service to advance this investigation.
Cpl. Vanessa MunnMedia Relations Officer
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
- Date modified: