Woman dead, man and child injured in family violence in Newton (update)

TWO men have been arrested and remain in custody following a homicide and aggravated assault in the Newton area of Surrey.

Shortly before 9 p.m. on October 20, Surrey RCMP were called to a report of a stabbing inside of a residence in the 12700-block of 66th Avenue.  Officers attended and located three people suffering from injuries. An adult female had critical injuries, an adult male had serious injuries, and a two-year-old child had serious but not life-threatening injuries. All three of the injured people were transported to the hospital; the female later died in the hospital.

The suspect fled the scene but was located nearby and arrested by Surrey RCMP. He remains in custody at this time.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) later announced that a second man was arrested and remains in custody. “Everyone involved are members of the same family,” IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang tweeted.

“The question on everyone’s mind is why did this happen. That is also a top-of-mind priority for us as we work this morning to piece together what was said and done in that home last night,” he added.

Surrey RCMP said that the early indications are that this is an incident of family violence. The parties involved are known to one another. There is no indication of a risk to the public as a result of this incident.

The area surrounding the scene will be cordoned off for a significant amount of time.  The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has been called in and will be working in partnership with Surrey RCMP.

Police are currently in the evidence-gathering phase.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).