Suspect vehicle identified; IHIT seeking additional witnesses

Richmond, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-08-01 14:01 PDT

File # 2023-1067

Suspect vehicle identified; IHIT seeking additional witnesses

Background:

On July 27, 2023 at 5:42 p.m., the Richmond RCMP received multiple reports of shots fired in the 8000-block of Minler Road, Richmond. Richmond RCMP frontline officers and BC Emergency Health Services (EHS) attended and located a man, later identified as 37-year old Ravinder Samra, suffering from gun shot wounds. A short time later, Richmond RCMP and Richmond Fire Department were called to reports of a vehicle found engulfed in flames in the 12000-block of Blundell Road. IHIT took conduct of the investigation and continue to work closely with the Richmond RCMP, Integrated Forensic Identification Services and BC Coroners Service. 

Through extensive video canvassing, IHIT has identified a suspect vehicle, described as a black 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe, which was parked in the hours leading up to the homicide on the west-side of the 8100-block of Minler Road, with the suspects inside. 

 Image of Santa Fe - Side

(Image of Santa Fe - Side)

 Photo of Santa Fe - Rear

(Image of Santa Fe - Rear)

Investigators have learned that multiple pedestrians were walking on Minler Road in the time leading up to the homicide, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. We’re asking anyone who was walking on Minler Road on the afternoon of July 27, 2023, who has yet to speak with police, to contact IHIT immediately. 

IHIT investigators are asking for any witnesses, or anyone with dashcam video who drove on Minler Road on July 27, 2023 between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., or the area of the 12000-block of Blundell Road from July 27, 2023 between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

S/Sgt. Kris Clark
Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
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Cell: 778-228-7857

Email: kris.clark@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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