IHIT identifies victim in Maple Ridge shooting and seeking public assistance

Ridge Meadows, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2022-05-01 11:14 PDT

File # 2022-527

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has identified the victim of the Maple Ridge homicide on April 28, 2022 and is seeking information from the public.

On April 28, 2022 at approximately 2:00 p.m., Ridge Meadows RCMP received multiple reports of shots fired in the 12300-block of Carlton Street, Maple Ridge, BC. One male victim was found suffering from gunshot wounds.

Ridge Meadows RCMP frontline officers and BC Emergency Health Services (EHS) provided life saving measures, unfortunately the victim succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Arthur Aaron Joseph Comeau of Maple Ridge.    Mr.Comeau was known to police; however, it is too early in the investigation to know if he was linked to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.

(Photo de M. Comeau) 

(Photo of Arthur Comeau)

We want to speak to Mr. Comeau’s friends and associates in an effort to build a timeline of his activities for the days leading up to his death, says IHIT spokesperson Corporal Sukhi Dhesi.
Investigators are seeking witnesses, CCTV and dashcam footage from the area of Carlton Street and 124 Avenue and 216 Street and Dewdney Trunk Road, Maple Ridge on April 28, 2022 between 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

IHIT continues to investigate with the assistance of the Ridge Meadow RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Service (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service. Investigators are completing witness interviews, priority tasks and canvassing which is ongoing.

We are deeply concerned when there is a shooting in our community and we understand this is traumatic experience for the people who witnessed this incident, says IHIT spokesperson Corporal Sukhi Dhesi. Ridge Meadows RCMP Victim Services are available if anyone wishes to speak with them and can be reached at 604-467-7650 or by email at rm_victim_services@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

We are asking anyone with information about this murder to contact IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Released by

Cpl. Sukhi Dhesi

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)
Office: 236-334-3081

Email: bcrcmp-grcencb@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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