THE Independent Investigations Office of BC is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting that took place early Saturday (July 18) morning.
The BC Coroners Service on Monday said the man who was shot is Hudson Daryl Willis Brooks, 20, of Surrey. He died at the scene.
Surrey RCMP said that at about 2:30 a.m. they responded to reports of a suicidal male screaming just outside of the Surrey RCMP District 5 South Surrey office located in the 1800-block of 152nd Street.
Police officers, who were in that office at the time, rushed outside and located the male. A physical struggle ensued and the male was shot by an officer. The individual died. One of the police officers involved was injured as a result of the confrontation and was transported to hospital for treatment. The police officer sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound, the circumstances of which are under investigation. No other police officers or members of the public were injured during this incident.
“The Surrey RCMP are working with the IIO BC with respect to the fatal police involved shooting. Additional resources have been called in to assist, the scene has been secured and we anticipate that public access to the South Surrey office will be restricted in order to support the on-going investigation”, said Superintendent Dave Attfield, Surrey RCMP Operations Officer on Saturday. “Our officer has received medical treatment and is expected to be released from hospital later today.”
Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact the IIO toll-free Witness Line at 1-855-446-8477 (TIPS).
THIS is the sixth officer-involved shooting that is under investigation in the province by the IIO since April 1:
* April 9 – Vancouver Police Department (death)
* May 13 – Burnaby (serious harm)
* July 3 – Salmon Arm (serious harm)
* July 8 – Port Hardy (death)
* July 16 – Dawson Creek (death)
* July 18 – Surrey (death)