Suspect arrested in September shooting near Surrey elementary school

Police have taken Amarpreet Samra into custody after a traffic stop in Newton. Shakiel Basra (pictured) still at large.

Shakiel Basra is still wanted by police in relation to a shooting in September

A man identified as a suspect in a shooting a month ago has been arrested.

At about 2 a.m. Thursday, Surrey RCMP attempted to make a traffic stop on a Ford Mustang  near 146 Street and 76 Avenue.

The vehicle took off, heading north on 146 Street before it hit an unoccupied car.

Two men fled the vehicle and soon the area was attended by  several police, including RCMP Police Dog Services.

Two men, believed to be the driver and passenger, were apprehended and taken into custody.

One of the suspects is Richmond’s Amarpreet Samra, 21, who was wanted for charges of attempted murder and intentionally discharging a firearm in relation to a shooting near Strawberry Hill Elementary School on Sept. 15.

One man was injured in that shooting and Strawberry Hill Elementary was struck with bullets during the gun violence.

Surrey RCMP is still appealing to the public for information on the whereabouts of Shakiel Basra, the outstanding suspect in that shooting.

Basra is described as a 21-year-old South Asian male, 6’3”, 150 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with further information on the whereabouts of Basra is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP’s dedicated tip line at 604-915-6566 or local police in your area. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or visit www.solvecrime.ca.

 

 

 

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