Surrey: Surrey RCMP patrol officers were surprised by a man who began shooting at them while they investigated a possible break and enter to a local business. On May 29, 2014 at approximately 8:45 pm, a witness reported to the Surrey RCMP that a male appeared to be trying to pry open a back door of a business situated at 10604 King George Boulevard. Surrey RCMP patrol officers immediately arrived on scene and approached the business through the back lane. The first officer on the scene was about to approach the suspect when the suspect discharged a firearm at the officer. The officer repositioned himself behind cover and immediately returned fire. The suspect eventually dropped the weapon and followed all police commands. The male was taken into custody without any further incident.
British Columbia Ambulance Service was called to the scene and transported the male to the hospital for precautionary measures. Neither the suspect nor the officer involved was hurt during the exchange of gunfire. Police seized a number of pieces of evidence from the scene including one firearm.
Surrey RCMP contacted the Independent Investigations Office (IIO) in relation to this matter; however, they are not investigating as no one was injured. Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit is conducting an investigation and no further information is available at this time.
The suspect, a 24 year old Surrey man remains in custody and is expected to appear in Surrey Provincial Court on a date yet to be determined.