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IIO called in after deadly police-involved shooting in South Surrey

Last Updated Jul 18, 2015 at 9:38 am PDT

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One man dead, Mountie injured during police-involved shooting in South Surrey

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – The Independent Investigations Office has been called in after a deadly police involved shooting in South Surrey early this morning. A man believed to be suicidal man has been killed.

Kellie Kilpatrick with the IIO says Surrey Mounties were called out around 2:30 to reports of the man screaming outside an RCMP detachment office on 152nd Street near 18th Avenue.

“Officers who were in the office at the time went outside their building and they located the male and came into contact with him. The information we have is that there was a physical struggle and shots were fired, she explains. “The person did not survive his injuries and an RCMP officer also sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and was transported to hospital for medical treatment.”

“The Surrey RCMP are working with the IIO with respect to the fatal police involved shooting.  Additional resources have been called in to assist, the scene has been secured and we anticipate that public access to the South Surrey office will be restricted in order to support the on-going investigation,” says Supt. Dave Attfield, Surrey RCMP Operations Officer.

You’re asked to call the IIO if you heard or saw anything in the area at the time.