After a man was shot and killed in the drive-thru of a Surrey bank on Friday morning, two men have now been charged with first degree murder in connection with the incident.
According to police, the shooting happened around 9:20 am in the 3000 block of 152 Street, near the Southpoint Exchange Mall.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to hospital by emergency crews, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.
Police said two suspects attempted to flee the scene — by vehicle and on foot — but were apprehended by police a short time later.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to take over the investigation, and now 20-year-old Calvin Powery-Hooker and 21-year-old Nathan De Jong are each facing first-degree murder charges in the man’s death.
The two men are known to police and investigators believe the incident to be targeted. Both men are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, August 6.
In the meantime, IHIT is continuing its investigation into the incident and is now appealing to the public for dashcam video from drivers who were travelling along 152 Street between 32 Avenue and 96 Avenue around the time of the shooting.
Police are also urging anyone who’s had recent contact with either or both of the suspects “to contact IHIT as soon as possible,” said IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Frank Jang.
Anyone with information, who have yet to come forward to police, is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email. Those who wish to leave an remain anonymous tip can do so by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leaving a tip online.
The victim has been identified as 43-year-old Surrey resident, Suminder Grewal.
As the matter is now before the courts, police said no further information will be released at this time.
With files from Vincent Plana.