Update: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has announced that a 33-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the late-night altercation.
According to an emailed statement, multiple individuals witnessed the incident when it took place. Police say that one of the witnesses followed the suspect from a distance before alerting the police of his location.
RCMP also located a weapon that was believed to be used in the murder.
“One of the witnesses did a good job of keeping an eye on the suspect from a safe distance after he fled the scene, and was able to direct police to his whereabouts,” says IHIT Constable Harrison Mohr in an email. “Frontline Surrey RCMP officers responded quickly and arrested the suspect minutes after the altercation, and also located a possible weapon involved in the murder.”
At this point in time, it’s undetermined whether other individuals were involved in the altercation.
Police say that the victim has not yet been identified, and it is not yet known whether the victim and suspect knew each other. The suspect doesn’t have any known ties to gangs or drug trafficking.
Police are investigating after an overnight homicide in Surrey’s Newton area.
According to the Surrey RCMP, officers received a report of an alleged assault in progress that unfolded in the 7500 blocks of 120 Street.
Upon arriving at the scene, police say that they located a male victim who was already deceased.
A second male suspect was located nearby and taken into police custody.
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Members of Surrey RCMP’s General Investigation unit were on the scene overnight and are continuing the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.