Second-degree murder charge laid in Port Coquitlam homicide

Cpl. Frank Jang
Photo by Jay Sharma of Mahi Photo Studio

ELWOOD Poorman has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in the homicide of Jonathon Shingoose.

On November 4, at about 5:44 a.m., Coquitlam RCMP responded to a call from a residence in the 2300-block of Atkins Avenue in Port Coquitlam where they found 36-year-old Jonathon Shingoose dead with injuries indicative of foul play.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team took conduct of the investigation and quickly determined that this was an isolated incident with no further risk to public safety.

On November 9, Poorman was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of Shingoose.

Poorman will appear before a judge in B.C. Provincial Court on November 13.

“IHIT investigators, supported by the Coquitlam RCMP, steadfastly worked to compile the evidence for charge approval consideration by crown counsel,” said IHITI Cpl. Frank Jang.  “Our police investigation is ongoing.  It has been turned over to the B.C. Prosecution Service and the matter will be before the court.”

Anyone with information, who have yet to come forward to police, is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).