Man charged with multiple offences in 2023 shooting


2024-01-18 10:26 PST

File # 2023-3858

Surrey RCMP is updating the public that a man has been charged following an investigation into a shooting that occurred in January 2023.

On January 7, 2023, at approximately 5:30 pm, Surrey RCMP received a report of gunshots fired in the 6000-block of 170 Street, Surrey. The Surrey RCMP General Investigation Unit assumed conduct of the investigation and investigators determined an attempted robbery had allegedly occurred resulting in one person being assaulted and a single gunshot being discharged into the air.

Through investigative steps, investigators learned this was a targeted incident and the parties were known to each other.

BC Prosecution Service has approved seven charges against a 21-year-old man. Sijoula Obatusa has been remanded into custody on the following charges:

We recognize it is essential for us to update the public about ongoing investigations, says Cpl. Sarbjit Sangha Media Relations Officer Surrey RCMP. Our investigators conduct thorough investigations leading to charges against those who carry out acts of violence in our community, and this is a prime example, added Sangha.

Released by

Cpl. James Mason

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776


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