Southeast District Major Crime Unit investigating Oliver homicide

Oliver, Major Crimes Unit

2022-06-13 10:54 PDT

File # 2022-2804

Investigators from the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) have been called to assist the Oliver RCMP with an early morning homicide on Sunday near Oliver.

Just before 4 a.m. on Sunday June 12, 2022, frontline officers from the Oliver RCMP were called to the 1000-block of Pineridge Drive on the Osoyoos Indian Band's land, in Oliver for a report that a man had been shot.

Despite the life saving efforts of an associate of the victim, when officers and BC Emergency Health Services arrived, they discovered the 61-year-old man had died.

Investigators are in the evidence gathering phase of the investigation and are being assisted by the Southeast District Forensic Identification Section and Police Dog Services and the Penticton South Okanagan Similkameen Regional Detachment General Investigation Section.

We are in the very preliminary stages of investigation, and will continue to canvass the area for witnesses and video surveillance, said Inspector Brent Novakoski, Southeast District Senior Investigating Officer of BC RCMP Major Crime Services . It is far too early to make any concrete determinations but early indications are that this was not a random shooting; however, we will continue to let the evidence guide us as we continue to investigate.

If you have information about this incident you are asked to contact the SED MCU tipline at 1-877-987-8477.

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S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

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BC RCMP Communication Services
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