Tag Archives: British Columbia

Martin James MacDonald dies in hospital after a Vancouver assault

Police and BC Ambulance were called to East Hastings Street near Hawks Avenue on February 6th at around 11:30 pm on report of an injured man in front of the Astoria Hotel.

Emergency crews arrived to find Martin James MacDonald of Coquitlam, unresponsive. MacDonald was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on February 11th.

Initially a 41 year old man was arrested. but has been released pending further investigation by the Vancouver police.

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Surrey man, Tarek Ali Al-Romeshi, Identified as Langley homicide Victim

Langley police say they responded to a shooting that happened at approximately 9 pm, February 9th,  at a townhouse complex in the 8200-block of 204B Street.

Police found Tarek Ali Al-Romeshi, 23, of Surrey in a vehicle  suffering from gunshot wounds. Al-Romeshi was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Police believe the shooting was targeted and ask that anyone with information call police at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448)

Cody Isaacson dies in Chilliwack shooting

Chilliwack RCMP responded to reports of shots fired at a house in the 9200-block of Broadway Street, on January 31st at 6am. Police arrived to fond a man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Cody Isaacson 28, pictured below, was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.

Cody Isaacson Photo made available by BC RCMP

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448)

Kalwinder Thind dies after breaking up a fight in Vancouver

At approximately 2:30am on January 27th, a fight broke out at the Cabanna club at 1159 Granville Street . 23 year old Kalwinder Thind, an employee of the club, stepped in to beak up the fight when he was injured.

Thind was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries. “The evidence suggests that several people have photos and recordings of the events before, during and after this incident. They have uploaded edited footage to various social media sites but have yet to come forward to police,” said Sergeant Robillard.

Anyone with information or unedited video footage is asked to call police at (604)717-2500 .

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

2 People found dead in a Surrey house fire – Integrated Homicide Investigation Team works with RCMP on the case

Surrey RCMP was called to the 17400 block of 28B Avenue for a report of a house fire on January 25th at approximately 2:45pm.

Two bodies were found in the home in what RCMP are calling suspicious. The cause of death has not been released at this time.

The IHIT has paired with the RCMP to investigate the deaths.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

Lovepreet Singh Dhaliwal shot to death in Abbotsford

Abbotsford Police Department received multiple calls of shots fired in the area of Ridgeview Drive and Promontory Court on January 19th at approximately 6:30pm.

Police arrived to find Lovepreet Singh Dhaliwal 24, suffering from  gunshot wounds. Dhaliwal was pronounced dead at the scene.

A black Acura TL (see attached stock photograph) was identified leaving the scene immediately after the shooting. Police said a vehicle matching the same description was found burnt out in Langley.

Police are urging anyone with information to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448)

Sachdeep Singh Dhoot found dead in the trunk of a stolen vehicle in Vancouver

Vancouver police  were called to the area of Fairmont Street and Vanness Avenue January 18, at approximately 3pm.

on inspection of the vehicle Vancouver police found Sachdeep Singh Dhoot, 18, of Surrey deceased in the trunk. Police confirmed that Shoot was reported missing the week of January 7th to Surrey police.

Police said based on the investigation so far, the homicide does not appear to be random. Cause of death has not been determined at this time.

Anyone with information about this murder is asked contact investigators at 604-717-2500

The 2018 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update, victim identified – Body found in the trunk of a burnt out Honda Civic in Trail BC

Trail and Greater Regional Fire Department responded to report of a vehicle fire just outside the Genelle Flats on Highway 22, on January 14th, at approximately 9:00pm.

Trail and Greater District RCMP have confirmed that a body of an individual was located inside the trunk of the burnt out vehicle. The vehicle has been described as a 1999 Honda Civic, 4 door sedan, grey in colour.

Photo made available by BC RCMP

Anyone with information are asked to call the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment at 250-364-2566.

Police have identified the victim as 38 year-old Jordan Workman of Castlegar, B.C. Cpl Dan Moskaluk. stated in a press release “The current findings indicate that this incident involves a targeted victim and does not reflect any increased safety risks to the public“.

An 86 year old man dies from injuries sustained in an altercation that happened in December 2017

The altercation took place outside Costco in downtown Vancouver just after 11am on December 20th. The 86 year old victim struck his head on the ground after allegedly being pushed.

Officers arrested the 57-year-old suspect almost two hours later near his home in East Vancouver.

The victim was rushed to hospital where he died from his injury on January 12th.

The investigation is ongoing.