A 31-year-old Surrey man has been arrested and charged with discharging a firearm with intent in relation to an incident that occurred during the early morning hours of May 20 in Whalley.
On May 20, just before 1 a.m., Surrey RCMP received reports of possible gunshots heard in the area of the 10600-block of King George Boulevard. Police also received a report of a man being chased in the same area.
Surrey RCMP frontline officers responded and their investigation led to a residence in the 10600-block of 137A Street. Four adults were arrested at the residence and later released. Officers also located a person who is believed to be the targeted victim, at another location, and confirmed they were not injured by gunfire.
The Surrey RCMP Serious Crimes Unit (SCU) took conduct of the file and advanced the investigation. Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on May 20, Surrey RCMP arrested 31-year-old Julian Page in the 10600-block of King George Boulevard with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Emergency Response Team.
Julian Page was held in custody overnight and a charge of discharging a firearm with intent was sworn on May 21.
This is believed to be a targeted incident which took place among parties known to each other. There is no ongoing threat to the public as a result of this incident.
“This was a fast-paced investigation which was successful as a result of the teamwork between our frontline officers, the Serious Crime Unit, and the Emergency Response Team,” said Inspector Cliff Chastellaine, Major Crime Senior Investigator. “We will continue to work together, along with help from the public in our full press against violent crime in Surrey.”
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or, if you wish to make an anonymous report, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.