Chilliwack homicide victim, Jose Martin Torres, was known to police

Jose Martin Torres

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Tuesday that the person shot dead in Chilliwack lat Sunday was Jose Martin Torres, 35, who was known to police.

On September 3, just before 4:30 a.m., the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment received a report of a male who had been shot in the 9500-block of Williams Street. Emergency first responders transported the male to hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation.

Investigators are working to determine the motive behind the shooting, but believe that Torres’ murder was targeted. At this time, there is no information to link this with any other acts of violence in the Lower Mainland.

IHIT is working closely with the UFVRD, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section and the B.C. Coroner’s Service to gather evidence.

IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said: “This was a brazen shooting in a residential neighbourhood. We urge anyone with information regarding this shooting to contact police.”

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

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).