Update: Victim identified – IHIT investigating a fatal shooting in Maple Ridge

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RCMP received several reports of shots fired in the area of the 21300 block of 124th Avenue on April 28th at approximately 2:00pm.

Police arrived to find an injured man suffering from alleged gunshot wounds. An off-duty Vancouver Police officer and an off-duty nurse were on scene attempting life saving measures. The victim was pronounced at the scene. His identity has not been released at this time.

IHIT has now taken conduct of the investigation.

Investigators would like to speak to any witnesses who have not already spoken to police or if you have dash camera video, or residential video surveillance. If you have information that could assist with the investigation, please contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448.

Update April 30th
Investigators have identified the victim as 41-year-old Arthur Aaron Joseph Comeau. Comeau, 41, was known to police, however, investigators stated it is unknown if this is related to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Update June 8th 2023
As a result of a dedicated investigation by IHIT, 31-year old Justin Wareing of Maple Ridge was identified as a suspect in the homicide. Mr. Wareing has since been charged with second-degree murder.