THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team on Saturday identified Thursday’s Maple Ridge homicide victim as 41-year-old Arthur Aaron Joseph Comeau of Maple Ridge.
IHIT said that he was known to police, but added that it was too early in the investigation to know if he was linked to the ongoing Lower Mainland Gang Conflict. IHIT is seeking information from the public.
On April 28, at approximately 2 p.m., Ridge Meadows RCMP received multiple reports of shots fired in the 12300-block of Carlton Street, Maple Ridge. One male victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds.
Ridge Meadows RCMP frontline officers and BC Emergency Health Services (EHS) provided life saving measures, but the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
“We want to speak to Mr. Comeau’s friends and associates in an effort to build a timeline of his activities for the days leading up to his death,” said IHIT spokesperson Cpl. Sukhi Dhesi.
Investigators are seeking witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage from the area of Carlton Street and 124 Avenue and 216 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge, on April 28 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
IHIT said it continues to investigate with the assistance of the Ridge Meadow RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Service (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service. Investigators are completing witness interviews, priority tasks and canvassing which is ongoing.
“We are deeply concerned when there is a shooting in our community and we understand this is traumatic experience for the people who witnessed this incident,” said Dhesi. “Ridge Meadows RCMP Victim Services are available if anyone wishes to speak with them and can be reached at 604-467-7650 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
IHIT is asking anyone with information about this murder to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at email@example.com.
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