IIO is Investigating a Police-Involved Shooting in Surrey (2023-097)

Case: 2023-097 Incident Date: April 5, 2023 Agency: RCMP Location: Surrey Detachment: Surrey Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Closed - With Public Report

Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of BC is investigating a police-involved shooting incident in Surrey that resulted in the death of one man.

Information provided by the RCMP states that in the evening on April 5, 2023, police attended a motel in the 13900-block of 104 Avenue. While there regarding an unrelated matter, the officers reportedly were advised of an alleged robbery that had just occurred and observed two men leaving the area.

It is reported that the officers followed and during the arrest of one of the men, there was an interaction and shots were fired.

The man was shot, and he was subsequently pronounced deceased at the scene.

The IIO has commenced an investigation, and initial investigative steps will seek to confirm the details of what occurred during the arrest, and who fired shots during the interaction.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information or video footage of the incident to please contact the Witness Line toll-free at 1-855-446-8477 or via the contact form on the iiobc.ca website.


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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