THE victim of a shooting in Surrey on the night of January 9, has been identified as 62-year-old Brian Chapman from Surrey.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) said on Wednesday that Chapman is known to police but there has been no police history since 2020. This incident is not random and at this time, homicide investigators do not believe the shooting is connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland Gang Conflict.
On January 9 at around 6 p.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to a residence in the 13500-block of 85 Avenue for a report of a deceased person. When officers entered the residence, an adult male victim was found inside and confirmed to be deceased.
IHIT said the scene has been processed and it continues to gather evidence with support from the Surrey RCMP, the LMD Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service.
Preliminary investigation shows that the actual shooting incident may have occurred at around 7 a.m. on January 9. Homicide investigators are seeking witnesses who may have heard or seen anything unusual on January 9 at around 7 a.m. and are requesting dash cam from that area.
“This is the third homicide in three days,” said IHIT Sgt. David Lee. “I would like to assure the public that IHIT is resourced for all these investigations. We have the support of our policing partners, Lower Mainland Integrated (iTeams), and dedicated homicide investigators.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected].