Richmond homicide victim, Joseph Lucien De Carvalho, was known to police

THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) Cpl. Meghan Foster announced on Tuesday that Joseph Lucien De Carvalho, 41, of Richmond who was killed in what is believed to be a targeted hit on Monday, was known to police.

On September 18, just after 3 a.m., Richmond RCMP responded to a report of a shooting in the 7500-block of Bridge Street and found a male victim in the street suffering from gunshot wounds.

Police initiated first aid until the BC Ambulance Service arrived and took over the male victim’s treatment. Despite their best efforts, the male victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene and his death was deemed a homicide. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took conduct of the investigation.

IHIT is working with the Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroner’s Service during this evidence gathering stage. It remains early in the investigation, and there is no evidence to say that DeCarvalho’s death is linked to other recent homicides or reported acts of violence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or email at Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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