Maple Ridge shooting victim identified

Ridge Meadows, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2022-08-13 12:40 PDT

File # 2022-1017

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is investigating the death of a Maple Ridge man in what appears to be a targeted shooting in a residence.

Maple Ridge: On August 12, 2022, at approximately 11:42 a.m., Ridge Meadows RCMP responded to shooting at a residence in the 11900-block of 216 Street in Maple Ridge. Frontline officers arrived and found a man suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite intervention by RCMP and BC Paramedics, the man succumbed to his injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called out to investigate.

To further identify witnesses and associates, the name of the victim is being released. 33-year-old Cory William Thomas is the victim in what appears to be a targeted shooting. Although still early in the investigation, IHIT believes that this incident is connected to the local drug trade but not associated to the ongoing gang conflict.

Image of Thomas

IHIT is working in partnership with the Ridge Meadows RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS), and the BC Coroners Service. The crime scene search has been completed. Homicide investigators continue to canvass for witnesses and video footage. IHIT is looking to speak to anyone who has information about the activities of Cory William Thomas or CCTV footage around 216 Street, Lougheed Highway and Dewdney Trunk Road on August 12 around 11:42 a.m.

We are able to confirm this is an isolated incident, said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, we are speaking to witnesses and providing support and victim services to those affected.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Released by

Sgt. David Lee

Integrated Homicide Investigations Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4554
Fax: 778-290-6102

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

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