THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) on Thursday identified the Chilliwack homicide victim as 27-year-old Keith Baldwin.
It said that Baldwin was placed on life support in hospital on Tuesday but has since died of his injury. IHIT is asking anyone who has information of what he was doing the night of Monday, October 21 to give them a call.
At around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday (October 22), RCMP officers with the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment received a report of a male who had been seriously injured in the area of Fletcher Street and Yale Road in downtown Chilliwack. Frontline officers arrived to find a 27-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to hospital where he was put on life support, but was not expected to survive.
IHIT took over the investigation, working closely with the RCMP detachment’s serious crime unit to gather evidence both at the crime scene and in the surrounding area. No suspect is in custody.
“The victim in this case was known to police,” said IHIT Constable Harrison Mohr. “This appears to have been a targeted shooting, although our investigators are still looking into whether the victim had any direct connections to gangs or the drug trade. We have no reason to believe the general public is at risk.”
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe account has been set up for the victim’s family by some citizens:
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).