A 25-year-old man is dead following an altercation Wednesday evening at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre.

Fatal confrontation at Surrey Pretrial

Man dies following an altercation with a cellmate.

A man has died while in custody at the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre.

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, just after 7:30 p.m., Surrey RCMP responded to an altercation between two cellmates inside the pretrial centre.

Corrections officers were able to separate to the men, but the 25-year-old victim sustained extensive injuries and was transported to hospital.

The victim died in hospital just before 1:30 a.m.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken over the investigation, however charges against the 22-year-old cellmate have yet to be approved.

“IHIT is working with the Integrated Forensic Identification Team, Surrey RCMP, the Surrey Pretrial Services Centre and the B.C. Coroner’s service to help piece together the factors that led up to the altercation and subsequent death of the male victim,” said Cpl. Meghan Foster.

Both males were awaiting court appearances on separate matters and according to police did not know each other prior to the altercation.

The victim’s family has been notified, however his name will not be released.

Just Posted

Woman found dead in Okanagan Lake identified as Surrey resident

Police ‘do not believe criminality was involved’ in the death of 29-year-old Caitlin Bradley

Sharks, Beavers advance in men’s rugby playoffs

Bayside’s Div. 1 women’s team loses quarter-final game to Cowichan

Students run blood, stem cell donor drive at Surrey’s Vaisakhi Parade

Volunteer youth group One Blood for Life aims to create a more ethnically diverse stem cell registry

‘I feel ready for it’: On a BMX, Surrey man is ‘Cycling for Sobriety’ across Canada

Mat Fee will depart Halifax on May 1 to raise money and awareness for John Volken Academy

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Anti-SOGI activist slams ban on B.C. dad speaking out about transgender son’s case

A judge has told the father to stop publicly objecting to his son’s gender

PHOTOS: Green Party Leader Elizabeth May says ‘I do’ on Earth Day

May and John Kidder got married Monday morning in Victoria

Victims injured in Lower Mainland deck collapse ranged from 15 to 83 years old

Victim Services staff have reached out to those hurt and their families

‘Ghost restaurants’ cooked up by Joseph Richard Group to meet demand of delivered food

The new Meal Ticket Brands venture aims to ‘disrupt’ the local restaurant industry

Sri Lanka invokes war-time military powers after nearly 300 killed in Easter bombings

Sri Lanka’s minister of tourism says 39 foreign tourists were killed in the Easter Sunday attacks

Torched SUV linked to Vancouver’s fourth homicide

Manoj Kumar, 30, was found dead from gunshot wounds in the Kitsilano neighbourhood

Multiple sailing waits as BC Ferries deals with Easter Monday traffic

89 extra sailings had been added to the long weekend schedule

Most Read

l -->