Man shot by transit police in Surrey identified

23-year-old Naverone Woods was fatally shot in a Whalley Safeway on Dec. 28

Naverone Woods was shot and killed by Transit Police.

The man shot by a transit police officer in Surrey over the holidays was Naverone Woods, 23, according to the B.C. Coroner’s Service.

On Sunday, Dec. 28, the South Coast B.C. Transit Authority was called to Surrey Central SkyTrain Station where a man was reportedly banging his head against a wall and screaming.

They followed the man to a nearby Safeway at 104 Avenue and King George Boulevard, where the man had gone behind a counter and demanded a knife.

When transit police arrived the man was stabbing himself in the chest with the knife.

At one point, the man advanced on officers and shots were fired.

Woods was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is probing the case, as it does in all police-involved shootings.