Surrey man shot in foot over drug deal

Newton man was looking for drugs and had his cell phone stolen by dealers



A Surrey man is nursing an injury to his foot after being shot because of a drug deal gone awry.

Police encountered the victim just after midnight Tuesday morning when he flagged them over in North Surrey.

The 34-year-old Newton man had been at the Cedar Gardens apartment complex in the 13700-block of King George Boulevard looking to acquire some drugs.

The inebriated man discovered he had no cash, so left his cell phone and other personal items with the dealers while he went to the bank machine, where he realized he didn’t have the money in his account.

He went back and asked for his cell phone and was told he couldn’t have it, noting that was the cost of wasting their time.

An argument ensued, and one of the men pulled out a shotgun and shot the man in the foot.

He gathered himself and flagged down a police car.

He was taken to hospital where he was treated.

Police returned to the apartment, and while the suspects were gone, Mounties now have the names of several subjects of interest.

 

 

Just Posted

‘Coffee with Cops’ visits Cloverdale

Surrey RCMP Wendy Mehat says there is always a good response from the public for the informal chat sessions

Surrey’s top cop Dwayne McDonald is moving on

McDonald’s new role is RCMP’s criminal operations officer in charge of federal, investigative services and organized crime for B.C.

Overdose deaths down in Surrey, but more than two people still dying a week

As of the end of August, 86 people died by illicit drug overdose in Surrey, which is a drop from 2018

Federal candidates’ Facebook ad spending disclosed

Facebook’s new Ad Library shows how much candidates are spending on advertisements

GOWN UP to raise $10m for Surrey Memorial Hospital upgrades

The money will be used to upgrade 10 operating rooms, buy cutting-edge equipment and recruit more top-notch surgeons

VIDEO: B.C. man’s yard comes alive with grizzlies at night

Malakwa man has captured images of 12 different grizzlies on video

Man who orchestrated Mission murders gets day parole after serving less than three years

Victims’ parents express grief, outrage over parole board decision

Woman, 24, faces life-altering injuries after being dragged 4 blocks by vehicle in Vancouver

A gofundme account says the woman will have to undergo multiple complex surgeries

Fatal overdoses down by 33% in B.C., but carfentanil deaths continue to spike

Carfentanil, an illicit drug more powerful than fentanyl, causing more deaths than ever

A year after pot legalization in Canada, it’s a slow roll

It’s one year into Canada’s experiment in legal marijuana, and hundreds of legal pot shops have opened

ELECTION 2019: Climate strikes push environment to top of mind for federal leaders

Black Press Media presents a three-part series on three big election issues

Most Read