Homicide police are investigating an incident that left a 47-year-old man dead early Saturday morning in Surrey.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team say the man was killed during an altercation that occurred around 4:40 a.m. in the 18300-block of Fraser Highway.
The incident occurred in front of an empty storefront next to a Husky service station at the corner of Fraser Highway and 184th Street.
B.C. Ambulance paramedics called for support after they found a man in medical distress following an alleged assault
The area was cordoned off by police tape early Saturday. Witnesses reported seeing a body covered by a tarp in the parking lot.
“We believe the two men knew each other and there is no further risk to public safety,” IHIT said.
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SURREY (NEWS 1130) – An altercation nearby Surrey’s Clayton Heights gas station has left a 47-year-old man dead.
Homicide investigators are on the scene near the Husky Gas Station at 148th Street and Fraser Highway.
Police were called around 4:40 a.m. Saturday, they found the man in distress due to his injuries following the alleged assault.
“Despite life-saving measures being implemented, the man died at the scene,” Surrey RCMP said in a news release.
#BREAKING The @HomicideTeam confirms they are investigating an altercation at a Clayton Heights gas station that left a 47-year-old man dead. A second man is in police custody. Both men were believed to have known each other. This is not believed to be gang related. @NEWS1130
“The next thing I know, I come back out about an hour later figuring that they were all gone, and they [had the scene] all taped off and the guy was lying on the ground with a blanket over him,” he says.
According to IHIT one man is in custody, and they believe he knew the victim. They say there are no indications that the killing was gang-related, and that there is no risk to public safety.
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