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IHIT identifies taxi shooting passenger as David Chavez-Jara

Ish Sharma IHIT, 10 Aug, 2022 02:54 PM
  • IHIT identifies taxi shooting passenger as David Chavez-Jara

On Tuesday afternoon, at approximately 2:20 p.m., Surrey RCMP received the report of shots fired at a taxi in a parking lot in the 14800 block of 108 Avenue.

The passenger, a 30-year-old male died. He has been identified as David Chavez-Jara of Surrey. Chavez-Jara was well known to police and was recently convicted on Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

“Investigators believe Mr. Chavez-Jara was the target of this senseless act,” says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. “IHIT is committed to working with our law enforcement partners as well as partners in the community to find those responsible and hold them accountable before they can hurt others.”

The driver of the taxi was transported to hospital with serious injuries. 

IHIT is asking that any witnesses or anyone with dash camera video who were in the 14800 block of 108 Avenue between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. or who has any information regarding the shooting. 

 

 

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