Police watchdog investigates apparent suicide of Surrey Police Service member
The death of a Surrey Police Service member from apparent suicide in Langley is under investigation.
According to the RCMP, police were attempting to locate a man “reportedly in distress” on Wednesday afternoon at a business in the 9900-block of 201 Street.
In a prepared statement, the Independent Investigations Office of B.C. said the man — an off-duty Surrey Police Service member — “sustained a serious injury that appears to have been self-inflicted while police were in the building. The man was subsequently pronounced deceased.”
“The IIO has commenced an investigation, and initial investigative steps will seek to confirm what role, if any, police actions or inactions may have played in the death,” the statement read.
The 9900-block of 201 Street is the location of The Range Langley, Canada’s largest indoor shooting range.
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