Man charged following assault with weapon investigation on Surrey’s City Parkway (follow-up)

SURREY RCMP announced on Thursday that charges have been laid against 28-year-old Jaal Kueth in relation to an assault with a weapon which occurred on City Parkway on September 9 shortly after 12:15 p.m.

A Surrey RCMP frontline officer was conducting patrols in the area when they came across a man suffering from a life-threatening injury. The officer immediately applied life-saving measures to the victim with the assistance of an RCMP Emergency Response Team medic and the BC Ambulance Services.

With the assistance of witnesses, officers quickly located and arrested the suspect nearby, in the 13700-block of 102nd Avenue. The suspect remained in custody and a charge for aggravated assault was sworn against Kueth on Thursday afternoon. 

The injured man was transported by BC Ambulance Services to the hospital, where he remains, receiving additional medical treatment.

“According to medical staff, without timely first aid, including direct pressure on the wound, the victim in this incident would not have survived,” said Staff-Sgt. Kirk Duncan, Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit Commander. “In this case, the coordinated and quick actions of the officers and medics not only helped save the victim’s life but also resulted in the arrest of the suspect.”

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 www.solvecrime.ca.

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