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Surrey shooting victim identified – Known to police

The victim of a shooting on the night of January 9, 2022, at a home on 84 Avenue in Surrey has been identified. The Surrey RCMP and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) are still looking into the case.

Surrey: Around 6:00 p.m. on January 9, 2022, the Surrey RCMP responded to a complaint of a deceased person at a property in the 13500-block of 84 Avenue. When authorities entered the house, they discovered an adult male victim who was confirmed to be deceased.

Brian Chapman, 62, of Surrey, has been named as the victim. Mr. Chapman is known to the police, but no arrests have been made since 2020. The shooting was not random, and homicide investigators do not believe it is linked to the current Lower Mainland Gang Conflict at this time.

The scene has been analysed and processed. The Surrey RCMP, the LMD Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service continue to assist IHIT in gathering evidence. The actual gunshot incident is thought to have occurred approximately 7 a.m. on January 9th. Homicide investigators are looking for witnesses who may have heard or seen something suspicious about 7 a.m. on January 9 and are requesting dash cam footage from the area.

“This is the third homicide in three days, said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, I would like to assure the public that IHIT is resourced for all these investigations. We have the support of our policing partners, Lower Mainland Integrated (iTeams), and dedicated homicide investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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