Suspect from Surrey arrested in July 23 Richmond shooting

RICHMOND RCMP General Investigation Section with the assistance of the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team on Thursday arrested a suspect in Surrey in connection with a shooting that occurred in Richmond on July 23.

Police arrested the suspect in the 15000-block of 59A Avenue in Surrey at approximately 9:20 a.m. on September 14.

“Ensuring public safety is our number one priority,” said Staff-Sgt. Gene Hsieh, Major Crime Commander. “Due to the high-risk nature of the offences under investigation, our investigative team worked collaboratively with the Lower Mainland Integrated Emergency Response Team. The suspect was ultimately arrested without incident.”

The Richmond shooting incident took place at approximately 11:08 p.m. on July 23 outside of a business located in the 8500-block of Sea Island Way. The incident was reported to Richmond RCMP the following morning.

A witness reported that three males were inside a ride-share vehicle when one of the males took out a firearm and discharged it two to three times out of the window.

Richmond RCMP General Investigation Section took immediate conduct of the investigation and gathered a multitude of evidence, resulting in the subsequent identification and arrest of the suspect.

“Fortunately, no one was injured, but these types of reckless acts undermine the safety and security of our community,” said Inspector Michael Cohee, Officer-in-Charge of Investigative Services. “Our investigative team conducted a comprehensive investigation leading to the identification and subsequent arrest of the suspect. This is a terrific outcome in our efforts to keep our city safe and reducing further crimes.”

Richmond RCMP GIS have conduct of the investigation. The investigation remains active and ongoing.

Anyone who may have information regarding this file, is asked to call Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 and quote file number 2023-23188. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you are requested to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit them online at


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