Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC has concluded investigation 2022-329 into an incident in Surrey that resulted in the death of one man.
At about 2:20 p.m. on December 10, 2022, police conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle in relation to an ongoing homicide investigation. The stop was conducted near the intersection of 100 Avenue and 152 Street, and a single gunshot was fired. The driver and sole occupant did not survive.
Forensic scene analysis and medical records confirm that the death was self-inflicted. No police firearm was discharged during the incident.
The Chief Civilian Director has reviewed the evidence – including medical information, forensic scene analysis, and police records – and determined that police are not responsible for the man’s death.
The IIO investigation is now concluded.
The IIO is the independent civilian oversight agency of the police in British Columbia. It investigates all officer-related incidents that result in serious harm or death, whether or not there is any allegation of wrongdoing.
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