Suspect arrested in Ontario for 2022 Surrey Homicide

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2024-01-25 10:45 PST

File # 2022-170

A suspect arrested in Ontario has now been charged with a 2022 homicide in Surrey

Background:

On February 8, 2022, the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 168 Street and 104 Avenue, Surrey. Officers attended and located two victims inside a vehicle, suffering from gun shot wounds. A 20-year old woman, identified as Jasmine Lindstrom, and a 24-year old man, later identified as Juvraj Jabal of Surrey, were found with serious injuries and were taken to hospital for emergency care. While Lindstrom survived the shooting, Jabal later succumbed to his injuries in hospital. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and continued to work closely with the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and the BC Coroners Service. 

Through extensive video canvassing, it was determined that the shooting had occurred in the 10200-block of 170a Street, Surrey, in close proximity to an elementary school. 

IHIT investigators identified 23-year-old Yusuf Kontos as a suspect in the homicide. Kontos, an Ontario resident was believed to be staying in Delta at the time of the homicide. 

On January 23, 2024, Kontos was arrested in Richmond Hill, Ontario and was subsequently charged with one count of first-degree murder for the homicide of Jabal and one count of attempted murder in relation to Lindstrom. 

This was a two-year long investigation, in which we utilized every tool at our disposal to locate Kontos, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. IHIT will continue to be relentless when it comes to bringing those responsible for these senseless homicides to justice. We’re thankful as always for our partners at the Surrey RCMP Detachment and the South Simcoe Police Service for their ongoing support during this investigation.

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team
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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