Surrey: On April 1, 2022, at around 2:27 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a call of a 48-year old man shot inside a residence at the 12600-block of 97 Avenue. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital but despite life-saving interventions, he succumbed to his injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to investigate.
The victim is 48-year old Christopher Raymond Hartl from Surrey. It is believed that the shooting is isolated and not connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict. Information acquired at the scene led investigators to another residence in Surrey.
IHIT is working with its partners in the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service. IHIT’s Investigative Support Unit coordinated interviews, while our Crime Scene investigators searched both scenes and collected evidence.
On April 2, 2022, a count of second degree murder against 40-year old Darren Ellis Scott was approved by the BC Prosecution Service.
A photo of Christopher Raymond Hartl is being released in effort to seek additional witnesses.