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Shots allegedly fired at B.C. RCMP officer

The suspect vehicle.
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September 11, 2021 - 1:47 PM

A Surrey RCMP officer was allegedly shot at last night after trying to conduct a traffic stop.

A approximately 8:55 p.m. a Surrey RCMP officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a black sedan that was westbound on 82 Avenue just past 128 Street, according to the RCMP news release.

"When the officer engaged their emergency lights, the driver of the sedan reached outside their vehicle window and fired two gunshots at the officer. The officer pursued a short distance before pulling over in the interest of preventing further danger to the public. The officer was not physically injured in the incident; however, they are shaken by what transpired," according to the RCMP.

The vehicle is described as a black sedan. The RCMP is trying to obtain a more detailed description of the vehicle and the driver are a top investigational priority. Investigators are requesting anyone who was a witness to this incident, or anyone with dashcam footage related to this incident to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Anyone who sees the suspect vehicle is urged not to approach it, and should call 9-1-1 immediately. "The driver of this vehicle is considered to be armed and dangerous."

The public will note an increased police presence in the area, with the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team and the Combines Forces Special Enforcement Unit also assisting in the area, according to the RCMP.

There is a road closure in effect on 82 Avenue between 128 Street and 124 Street. The roadway is expected to be closed for some time as the Integrated Forensic Identification Service collects evidence in the area, according to the RCMP.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

 


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