Arrest made in 2022 Surrey stabbing

Surrey, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-06-15 12:38 PDT

File # 2022-1478

A man has been arrested in relation to the 2022 stabbing of 18-year old Mehakpreet Sethi

Background:

On November 22, 2022, at approximately 12:08 p.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing outside of Tamanawis Secondary School, located in the 12600-block of 66 Avenue, Surrey. Officers located an 18-year old, later identified as Mehakpreet Sethi of Surrey, suffering life-threatening injuries. Despite the best efforts of responding officers, the victim sadly succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter. As a result of the quick action of the Surrey RCMP, a 17-year old who was identified as a suspect by witnesses, was located and taken into custody. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and continued to work closely in partnership with the Surrey RCMP, the RCMP Forensic Identification Service and the BC Coroners Service.

On June 14, 2023, as a result of advancements in the ongoing investigation, IHIT arrested a suspect in relation to the murder of Mr. Sethi.

There are still witnesses out there that have yet to come forward. Now is the time to do the right thing, said Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. If you or one of your loved ones have information about this tragedy, and you have yet to speak to the police, contact IHIT or the Surrey RCMP immediately.

IHIT is asking that any witnesses or anyone with any information regarding the homicide who have yet to speak with police., to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti
Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
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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