Surrey RCMP is updating the public that charges have been approved against a 42-year-old Alberta man in relation to a shooting at a residence in the Newton area.
On September 23, at approximately 5:00 am, Surrey RCMP responded to the report of two males shot at a residence in the 8800 block of 140B Street. A 23-year-old man and a 47-year-old man were transported to hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
On November 1, 2021, after an in-depth investigation by the Surrey RCMP Serious Crime Unit, 42-year-old Travis Bowcock was charged with six criminal offences in relation to the shooting on September 23, 2021. Bowcock remains in custody awaiting trial on the following charges:
- One count of Attempt Murder;
- One count of Aggravated Assault;
- One count of using a firearm in the commission of an offence;
- Two counts of discharging a firearm with intent; and
- One count of Personating a Peace Officer.
Bowcock has been in custody since October 13, 2021, when Surrey RCMP Frontline officers arrested him for being in possession of a loaded firearm in the 18600-block of Fraser Highway. Multiple firearms charges were laid against Bowcock in relation to that incident which lead to him being remanded into custody.
In an attempt to obtain further information and advance both ongoing investigations, Surrey RCMP is releasing a recent photo of Travis Bowcock. Investigators are requesting that any possible witnesses or anyone who may have knowledge of Bowcock’s activities leading up to these offences to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.
Criminal activity and gang violence are not confined to the boundaries of municipalities or provinces, says Cpl Vanessa Munn, Media Relations Officer for the Surrey RCMP.
Mr. Bowcock travelled from his home in Alberta to commit these alleged crimes, putting our community at risk. The Surrey RCMP remains committed to targeting any individuals, regardless of where they may call home, who pose a risk to the safety of our city.