IHIT seeks witnesses in altercation at Surrey Central City mall

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2021-07-07 16:03 PDT

File # 2021-0775

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is asking anyone who was a witness to an altercation in a Surrey mall in June of this year to contact them.

On June 7, 2021, around 8:30 a.m., there was a physical altercation involving two males in the rotunda at the Surrey Central City mall outside of the Tim Hortons. One of the males, identified as Andrew Doucette, was injured and taken to the hospital. After a few days, Doucette’s condition worsened and he succumbed to injuries sustained in the physical altercation. On June 17, 2021, the Surrey RCMP Serious Crimes Unit was notified of Doucette’s death. On June 21, 2021, IHIT assumed conduct of the investigation.

IHIT is working closely with its partners at the Surrey RCMP, the BC Coroners Service, and received assistance from security at the Surrey Central City mall. Investigators are piecing together the circumstances surrounding the altercation. Video surveillance from the mall shows several bystanders before and after the altercation. IHIT is looking to identify any witnesses who were at the Surrey Central City mall rotunda on June 7, 2021, around 8:30 a.m. that may have information to assist in the investigation.

We are looking to compile a fulsome accurate account of what happened, says Sergeant David Lee of IHIT. There were several persons that saw this incident and we ask for them to contact IHIT.

Image of Surrey Central City Mall – Rotunda. Mr Doucette is seated in a chair

(Image of Surrey Central City Mall – Rotunda. Mr Doucette is seated in a chair.)

Image of Surrey Central City Mall – Rotunda and Walkway

(Image of Surrey Central City Mall – Rotunda and Walkway.)

Image of Mr Doucette – Selfie in blue shirt

(Image of Mr Doucette – Selfie in blue shirt.)

Released by

Sgt. David Lee

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)
www.homicideteam.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4554
Fax: 778-290-6102

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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