UPDATED: Murder in Cloverdale, police looking for white suspect, stolen SUV found, victim identified


Barry McQUARRIEJUST before midnight on Monday the Surrey RCMP responded to a 911 call of a male having been shot in the 17400 block of 57 Avenue in Surrey.  A male was transported to hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.  No other persons were injured.  The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken conduct of the investigation.  Although the investigation is in the early stages this shooting does not appear to be a random act and not gang or organized crime-related, police say.

“IHIT and the Surrey RCMP are working together to determine the motive for this homicide including the possibility of it being domestic related.” said Sgt. Adam MacIntosh of IHIT.

Later, IHIT announced that their investigation was progressing and they believed this homicide is related to an ongoing domestic dispute.  At this time IHIT said they would like to issue a public warning and also seek the public’s assistance in locating a suspect connected with the investigation.  They said they were taking the extraordinary steps in releasing a photo of 33 year old, Barry McQuarrie (see photo) who can be arrested currently on a series of unrelated warrants.

He has not been charged in connection with the ongoing Surrey homicide investigation.

On Tuesday just before midnight the Surrey RCMP and Surrey Fire Department were called to an industrial complex at 192 Street and 28 Avenue in Surrey for a vehicle on fire.  The fire was extinguished and identified as the outstanding stolen 2010 Kia Borrego that investigators have been looking for.

The victim of Tuesday’s homicide was identified on Wednesday as, 32-year-old Gregory Quesnelle, originally from Southern Ontario.  Quesnelle has a criminal record. 

If you see McQuarrie you are asked to call 9-1-1. Do not approach the vehicle or McQuarrie who should be considered armed and dangerous.

IHIT is asking anyone who has information regarding this homicide to please call the IHIT Tipline at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at Solvecrime.ca.