Vernon RCMP believe a break and enter and fatal shooting are connected.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP received a report of a break and enter in progress on February 8th at approximately 1am in the 9800 block of Park Lane . It was reported that shots were fired, but the homeowner received non-lifethreatening injuries.

30 minutes later, police received a call reporting a shooting at the 4800 block of 27th Street in Vernon. Police arrived to find a man suffering from a gunshotwound in the parking lot of Village Green Hotel. The victim died of his injuries and police have one man in custody.

No other information is available at this time

Vancouver’s 1st Homicide of 2019 – Matthew Dillen Johnson dies as a result of an assault

Vancouver police responded to a report of an assault in progress inside an apartment on Powell Street near Gore Street, on January 1st at approximately 8:00pm.

Police arrived to find 39-year-old Vancouver resident Matthew Dillen Johnson in medical distress in his unit. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Police said the investigation is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call police at 604-717-2500.

Rock Habib-Joumaa shot to death on Christmas day in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP responded to reports of a shooting at the 600 block of Seylynn Crescent, on December 25th at approximately 8:12pm.

On arrival police and paramedics found Rock Habib-Joumaa, 25, suffering from gunshot wounds. Habib-Joumaa was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the shooting was targeted, and said Habib-Joumaa was known to police but did not have a criminal record.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Surrey police investigating the city’s latest homicide

Surrey RCMP attended a residence in the 7000 block of 144A Street on December 7th at approximately 1:30am. 

Surrey Fire Service and paramedics contacted police after responding to report of a deceased adult, and finding the victim with injuries consistent with foul play. The victim’s identity and cause of death have not been released at this time.

RCMP said the investigation is ongoing and as that anyone with information to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448). 

The 2018 Surrey Homicide Victim List is available here.

RCMP investigating a suspicious death in Dawson Creek BC

Dawson Creek RCMP responded to report of a man lying in the parking lot of Pouce Pub, on December 8th at approximately 7:48am.

Police and paramedics arrived to find the unresponsive man and rushed him to hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. Police said the death of the man is suspicious and are asking anyone who was at the Pouce Pub on Friday December 7 and into Saturday December 8,
 to contact Dawson Creek RCMP at 250 784-3700.

Ranjeev Sangha, a well-known Bhangra promoter shot to death in Surrey

Surrey Police were called to a report of shots fired in the14600-block of Southview Drive at around 11:46am on November 26th.

Police said 41-year-old Ranjeev Sangha was pronounced deceased at the scene. The IHIT said  the suspects immediately fled after the shooting in a black four-door sedan.

Richmond police received a report of burning black sedan in the 12000-block of Cambie Road, on a pedestrian path at approximately 12:49pm.

*More information will be added as it becomes available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Hells Angel member, Chad Wilson, found dead under Golden Ears Bridge in Maple Ridge

Police were initially called to the 20000-block of Wharf Street by Maple Ridge firefighters, on report of a body under the Golden Ears Bridge on November 18th.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has since identified the victim as Chad Wilson, 43, of Maple Ridge. Police said Wilson was a well established member of an organized crime group and they do not believe the homicide was random.

Anyone with information who has yet to come forward to police is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

Nicole Hasselmann death in Burnaby being investigated as a homicide

Burnaby RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle incident in the 8000-block of Barnet Highway, on November 16th, involving a 2017 charcoal grey Kia Sorento.

Police and paramedics arrived to find an injured man and woman in the vehicle. Both victims were taken to hospital where the male victim is expected to recover. The female victim, who has been identified as 34-year-old Nicole Hasselmann died of her injuries. Police said Hasselmann’s injuries are ” indicative of foul play”.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update December 3rd
Jan Poepl, 31, was arrested on November 29th and later charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 34-year-old Nicole Hasselmann.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

A targeted attack leaves a man dead in Quesnel BC

Police in Quesnel British Columbia are investigating a homicide after an adult male was taken to GR Baker Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries on November 8th.

Hospital staff were unable to save the victim and he succumbed to his injuries. The Victim’s identity and cause of death have not been released at this time.

Investigation lead police to execute a search warrant at a home in the 400 block of Willis Street of Quesnel.

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson stated “Police believe this to be a targeted incident and have no information to suggest that the greater public is at further risk.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the E Division Major Crime tip line at 778-290-5291 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.