Photo of suspect vehicle released by Surrey RCMP on Friday.

Photo of suspect vehicle released by Surrey RCMP on Friday.

CRIME

Shots fired at Surrey RCMP officer in Newton area; suspect vehicle sought

Anyone with dashcam footage related to this incident is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502

Surrey RCMP’s Major Crime Section is investigating after shots were fired at an officer Friday night (Sept. 10).

At 8:55 p.m. a Surrey RCMP frontline officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop with a black sedan that was heading westbound on 82 Avenue just past 128 Street, according to a release from police.

“When the officer engaged their emergency lights, the driver of the sedan reached outside their vehicle window and fired two gunshots at the officer,” reads the released.

“The officer pursued a short distance before pulling over in the interest of preventing further danger to the public. The officer was not physically injured in the incident; however, they are shaken by what transpired. “

Police only describe the suspect vehicle as a black sedan, adding Surrey RCMP is “obtaining a more detailed description of the vehicle and the driver are a top investigational priority.” The driver of the vehicle is “considered to be armed and dangerous.”

“Anyone who sees the suspect vehicle is urged not to approach it, and should call 911 immediately.”

Surrey RCMP add more details may be released as they come available, and investigators are asking anyone who was a witness to this incident, or anyone with dash-cam footage related to this incident, to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Police said the public will note an increased police presence in the area, with the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit also assisting in the area.

Meantime, Surrey RCMP has released a photo of a witness vehicle.

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Meantime, Surrey RCMP has released a photo of a witness vehicle after a police officer was shot at near 82 Avenue and 128 Street Friday night (Sept. 10, 2021). (Photo: Surrey RCMP handout)

Police released a surveillance image of a vehicle whose driver “may have information that will assist in the investigation.”

Surrey RCMP noted the driver is not a suspect in the shooting, but they are looking to make contact with the driver.

The witness vehicle is described as a dark-coloured SUV. It was heading eastbound at the intersection of 82 Avenue and 128 Street at approximately 8:55 p.m.

At the time of the intial release, Surrey RCMP said there was a road closure in effect for 82 Avenue, between 124 and 128 streets.

A portion of 82 Avenue, from the 12600-block to 128 Street, was still closed to traffic at 8 a.m., but has since reopened.

2021: Shootings/homicides
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Surrey RCMP’s Major Crime Section is investigating after shots were fired at an officer Friday night (Sept. 10, 2021). It happened on 82 Avenue, just west of 128 Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP’s Major Crime Section is investigating after shots were fired at an officer Friday night (Sept. 10, 2021). It happened on 82 Avenue, just west of 128 Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP’s Major Crime Section is investigating after shots were fired at an officer Friday night (Sept. 10, 2021). It happened on 82 Avenue, just west of 128 Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP’s Major Crime Section is investigating after shots were fired at an officer Friday night (Sept. 10, 2021). It happened on 82 Avenue, just west of 128 Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP’s Major Crime Section is investigating after shots were fired at an officer Friday night (Sept. 10, 2021). It happened on 82 Avenue, just west of 128 Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey RCMP’s Major Crime Section is investigating after shots were fired at an officer Friday night (Sept. 10, 2021). It happened on 82 Avenue, just west of 128 Street. (Photo: Lauren Collins)