THEOREN Gregory Poitras, 25, is the homicide victim found in the 3400-block of Regina Avenue in Richmond on October 2, says the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.
Poitras was a resident of Richmond at the time of his death and was known to police in Alberta for his involvement in gang activity.
At this early stage in the investigation, the reasons for his death remain a mystery but police have identified people of interest in this case. His cause of death will not be released at this time.
“IHIT can say that evidence retrieved so far supports that this was a targeted homicide” said Sgt. Bari Emam of IHIT.
IHIT is looking for information from anyone who may have been in the area of Talmey Elementary School in Richmond BC between 11:30 p.m. on October 1 and 1:30 a.m. on October 2 who observed any suspicious persons, vehicle or circumstances and requests them to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 or email at email@example.com. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip on their website at Solvecrime.ca