IHIT seek witnesses in early morning shooting

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2022-09-21 10:54 PDT

File # 2022-1169

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is seeking witnesses in an early morning shooting in Surrey.

Background:

On September 20, 2022 at 9:25 a.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of an unconscious man in the driver’s seat of a running vehicle, in the 8800-block of 127 Street, in Surrey. First responders arrived on scene and found the man inside the vehicle, having suffered injuries consistent with a shooting. Despite life-saving efforts, the man died on scene. IHIT has taken conduct of the investigation and is working closely in partnership with the Surrey RCMP, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS). 

IHIT has identified the victim as 27-year old Richard Ofosuhene, from Edmonton, Alberta. Mr. Ofosuhene was known to police and had ties to drug trafficking in Alberta. Investigators believe this is an isolated incident which does not appear to be connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict. A motive has yet to be confirmed.

IHIT investigators are working closely with Surrey RCMP to canvass the area for witnesses, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. We’re urging anyone who was in the area of 88 Avenue and 127 Street, who has yet to speak with police to contact IHIT. 

IHIT is asking any witnesses or anyone traveling in the 8800-block of 127 Street, Surrey between 8:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. on September 20, 2022, with dash cameras, 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
homicideteam.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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