IHIT investigate shooting in Guildford

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2022-08-10 14:03 PDT

File # 2022-0998

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has deployed to a shooting in Surrey, which resulted in a man being killed and a taxi driver injured. 


On August 9, 2022 at 2:18 p.m., Surrey Detachment received multiple reports of a shooting in the 14800 block of 108 Avenue, Surrey, BC. Officers attended the scene and located two men associated to a taxi suffering from gun shot wounds. The passenger died on scene from injuries, while the taxi driver was transported to hospital with serious injuries. IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely in partnership with the Surrey Detachment, BC Coroners Service and the RCMP Integrated Forensic Identification Section.

Investigators are identifying the victim as 30-year old David Chavez-Jara of Surrey, in hopes of advancing their investigation. Chavez-Jara was well known to police and was recently convicted on Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.


David Chavez-Jara smiling 


Investigators believe Mr. Chavez-Jara was the target of this senseless act, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. IHIT is committed to working with our law enforcement partners as well as partners in the community to find those responsible and hold them accountable before they can hurt others.

IHIT is asking that any witnesses or anyone with dash camera video who were in the 14800 block of 108 Avenue between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or who has any information regarding the shooting, to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti
Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: homicideteam.ca

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