IIO is Investigating the Death of One Man in Surrey (2024-072)

Case: 2024-072 Incident Date: March 24, 2024 Agency: Municipal Agency: RCMP Detachment: Surrey Location: Surrey Detachment: Surrey Police Service Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. — The Independent Investigations Office of BC (IIO) is investigating the death of a man in an incident in Surrey that occurred earlier today.

Information provided by the RCMP states that this afternoon (March 24, 2024), police were called to a residence in the area of 159a Street and 37 Avenue due to a report of threats being made related to a marital breakdown.

Local police units from both the RCMP and Surrey Police Service and the Emergency Response Team attended.

The man was subsequently located deceased in the residence of what appeared to be self-inflicted injuries.

The IIO was notified of the death shortly after it occurred, and initial investigative steps will seek to determine what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the death.

The IIO is asking any person with relevant information 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.

Background

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.

info@iiobc.ca

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