Update on IIO Investigation in Officer-Involved Shooting in Surrey (2019-061)

Case: 2019-061 Incident Date: March 29, 2019 Agency: RCMP Location: Surrey Detachment: Surrey Incident Classification: Death Case Status: Open - Investigation in Progress

INFORMATION BULLETIN
Independent Investigations Office
For Immediate Release

Surrey, B.C. – The Independent Investigations Office (IIO) of B.C. is continuing its investigation into an Officer-Involved Shooting in Surrey.

RCMP notified the IIO that following a hostage situation the night before officers entered a residence on 133 St, Surrey on Friday 29 March at approximately 7:25 a.m. There was an interaction between police and a male and shots were fired. The male was pronounced deceased at the scene and a female was taken to hospital but did not survive her injuries.

The workload for this case has been particularly significant, including over 40 interviews completed with witness officers and civilian witnesses, and significant forensic work. The evidence gathered to date demonstrates that the male and the female both succumbed to injuries caused by shots fired from police.

The IIO’s investigation continues into all aspects of this matter, with the goal to determine whether police actions were lawful, proportionate and reasonable, or if any offence may have been committed.

Anyone who witnessed this incident and has not already spoken to the IIO is asked to contact the IIO BC witness line at 1-855-446-8477.

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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