Delta cop charged in 2013 Surrey shooting

SURREY — A Delta Police officer has been charged with careless use of a firearm in connection with a vehicle check in Guildford in 2013 that resulted in a man being shot.

The Criminal Justice Branch announced Thursday that Const. Vicken Movsessian first appearance in Surrey provincial court is set for April 27.

The Independent Investigations Office launched a probe into the shooting after it was alleged an anti-gang cop with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU) shot into a Toyota Sedan near a strip mall near 108th Avenue and 148th Street. The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for a wound that wasn’t life threatening.

According to Delta Police, the Uniformed Gang Task Force (UGTF) was involved in a “high risk” vehicle check when the officer fired his gun.

Movsessian joined the Delta Police in 2006 and was seconded to the CFSEU in 2012. After the shooting, he was temporarily assigned to non-operational duties within the unit and remains on non-operational leave.

Acting Delta Police Chief Lyle Beaudoin declined to comment on the charge “as this matter is now before the courts.

“This is a difficult situation and we support our officer as he navigates this process,” Beaudoin said. “Policing is an inherently difficult and, at times, dangerous job.”

Delta Police officer receive training and equipment “second to none,” he added.

tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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