IHIT says Maple Ridge murder victim Trevor Koehler was targeted


THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said on Wednesday that Tuesday’s murder of Trevor Koehler, 33, of Maple Ridge was a targeted hit. But they said that this did not appear to be gang-related and the motive has yet to be confirmed.

On Tuesday (July 29) at about 10:15 p.m., the Ridge Meadows RCMP were informed about a shooting in the 10300 block of 240th Street in Maple Ridge.  Koehler was found with multiple gunshots.  He was transported to hospital and pronounced dead.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took over conduct of the investigation.  Investigators are looking for a light-coloured, possibly white or cream, compact import car, possibly a Honda, Toyota or Acura.  Koehler had no criminal record and was not known to police.

“At this early stage of the investigation we can say Trevor was the victim of a targeted attack and this was not a random occurrence.  IHIT continues to work with the Ridge Meadows RCMP to determine why this shooting occurred and who is responsible.” said IHIT Sgt. Adam MacIntosh.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding this homicide or who may have been in the area to contact the IHIT tip line by calling 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.  If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at Solvecrime.ca