New Westminster Police and IHIT investigate homicide

ON Friday, October 22 at approximately 9:24 p.m., the New Westminster Police Department received multiple calls of two males fighting in the area of Bole Street and Maple Street. NWPD patrol members located a male suffering from significant injuries. The victim was transported to Royal Columbian Hospital where lifesaving interventions continued; however, he did not survive.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has assumed conduct of this investigation and will be working in partnership with the New Westminster Police’s Major Crime Unit to gather evidence and determine a motive.

IHIT investigators are requesting assistance from the public and are seeking witnesses who may have seen or overheard anything about the altercation.  Police are also asking anyone with residential or commercial video footage or dashcam video to come forward.

Police are in the early stages of this investigation and are currently in the evidence gathering phase. No further information will be provided at this time, police said.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448).