Arrests made and charges laid in Surrey shooting

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2022-04-02 19:07 PDT

File # 2022-0410

Surrey: On April 1, 2022, at around 2:27 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to a call of a 48-year old man shot inside a residence at the 12600-block of 97 Avenue. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital but despite life-saving interventions, he succumbed to his injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to investigate.

The victim is 48-year old Christopher Raymond Hartl from Surrey. It is believed that the shooting is isolated and not connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict. Information acquired at the scene led investigators to another residence in Surrey.

IHIT is working with its partners in the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service. IHIT’s Investigative Support Unit coordinated interviews, while our Crime Scene investigators searched both scenes and collected evidence.

On April 2, 2022, a count of second degree murder against 40-year old Darren Ellis Scott was approved by the BC Prosecution Service.

We wish to thank the quick actions of all our policing partners, said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, even though there are charges, we will still be collecting evidence and speaking to witnesses.


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A photo of Christopher Raymond Hartl is being released in effort to seek additional witnesses.

Anyone with information about this incident is being ask to contact IHIT on the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

Released by

Sgt. David Lee

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4554
Fax: 778-290-6102


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