Surrey homicide victim is Edmonton’s Richard Ofosuhene, 27, who was known to police

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Wednesday that Tuesday’s homicide victim in Surrey is 27-year old Richard Ofosuhene of Edmonton, Alberta.

Ofosuhene was known to police and had ties to drug trafficking in Alberta.  Investigators believe this is an isolated incident which does not appear to be connected to the Lower Mainland Gang Conflict. A motive has yet to be confirmed.

On September 20 at 9:25 a.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of an unconscious man in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle, in the 8800-block of 127 Street. First responders found the man inside the vehicle, having suffered injuries consistent with a shooting.  Despite life-saving efforts, the man died on scene.

IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely in partnership with the Surrey RCMP, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).

“IHIT investigators are working closely with Surrey RCMP to canvass the area for witnesses,” said IHIT Sgt. Timothy Pierotti. “We’re urging anyone who was in the area of 88 Avenue and 127 Street, who has yet to speak with police to contact IHIT”

IHIT is asking any witnesses or anyone traveling in the 8800-block of 127 Street of Surrey between 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on September 20 with dash cameras, to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

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