Update: Police seek additional witnesses and video of suspect in Coquitlam shooting

Coquitlam, Information Wanted

2023-05-21 08:34 PDT

File # 2023-12669

Coquitlam RCMP is appealing for additional witnesses and video of the suspect and suspect vehicle in a brazen evening shooting that left one man in critical condition on Wednesday, May 17, 2023.

See previous release from May 17, 2023

A 37-year-old man was shot while sitting at an outside table in a heavily populated shopping plaza located at David Avenue and Coast Meridian Road in Coquitlam.

This was a targeted incident in a highly populated area, said Sergeant Karrie Ellis of the Coquitlam RCMP General Investigation Section. We are thankful that no one else was injured during this brazen early-evening shooting.

Investigators have been diligently gathering evidence, including video surveillance from the area.

Surveillance video-still photo of the suspect vehicle from Coast Meridian Road and David Avenue in Coquitlam

Stock photo of 2022 Honda Civic Touring

The suspect is believed to have fled in a stolen grey 2022 Honda Civic Touring which was later found engulfed in flames near Cape Horn Avenue and United Boulevard in Coquitlam.

We are asking anyone who may have seen the suspect or suspect vehicle, to contact our investigators, said Sergeant Karrie Ellis. We are asking anyone who may have residential or dash camera video in the area of Cape Horn Avenue and United Boulevard in Coquitlam from Wednesday, May 17, 2023 between 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. to contact the Coquitlam RCMP.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or may have video footage is asked to contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550, and quote file number 2023-12669.

Released by

Cpl. Alexa Hodgins

Media Relations Officer
Coquitlam RCMP
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, B.C V3B 7Y5
Office: 604-945-1580

Email: coquitlam_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)

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