THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is calling on the public to assist its ongoing investigation into the murder of 30-year-old Andrew Baldwin.
On November 11, at approximately 4:52 p.m., Surrey RCMP received a call for assistance from a home in the 10700-block of 124th Street. When officers arrived on scene, they found Baldwin unresponsive with critical injuries. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
His brother, 27-year-old Keith Baldwin, was fatally shot in downtown Chilliwack on October 22. He was on life support for some time, but did not survive.
At the time, IHIT Constable Harrison Mohr said: “The victim in this case was known to police. This appears to have been a targeted shooting, although our investigators are still looking into whether the victim had any direct connections to gangs or the drug trade. We have no reason to believe the general public is at risk.”
The Integrated Police Dog Services was brought in to conduct a search for the suspect in Andrew Baldwin’s homicide. He was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark pants with reflective material around the bottom of the pant leg. He was last seen northbound on 124th Street from the scene. Baldwin’s death was deemed a homicide and IHIT was then called in to take conduct of the investigation.
IHIT later clarified in a tweet that the victim was not shot. “We confirm that it was NOT a shooting. Cause of death not being released at this time.”
IHIT is working closely with the Surrey RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather further evidence.
The investigation is still in its early stages and investigators are working to determine a motive.
“We urge anyone with details of Andrew Baldwin’s activities before his unfortunate death, to come forward and speak to investigators,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang on Wednesday. “We also urge any witnesses and drivers with dash cam video who were in the area of Old Yale and Scott Road to contact us, so we can ultimately determine those responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).