Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release
July 19, 2013
SURREY – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) confirms that its investigators have been deployed to an officer-involved shooting involving the Surrey RCMP.
According to the RCMP, on the evening of July 18, 2013, RCMP officers in Surrey were responding to a complaint near the Scott Road Park and Ride. RCMP came into contact with an adult male. During the exchange, an officer discharged his firearm and the male affected person sustained serious injuries. He was transported to hospital where he remains.
The IIO was notified at 10:45 p.m., and deployed investigators immediately, including a forensic specialist.
The area around the Scott Road Park and Ride is expected to be impacted until noon on July 19, 2013, however, the parking lot is accessible to traffic off of 110th Avenue.
The IIO and the RCMP will work within the terms agreed upon in the Memorandum of Understanding that was signed by the chief civilian director and B.C.’s police services in July 2012.
As set by the chief civilian director, the IIO’s goals are to conduct fair, unbiased, timely, thorough and competent investigations, and ensure transparency through public reporting.
Due to the preliminary stage of the investigation, no additional information is available at the present time.
Independent Investigations Office of BC