Two charged in 2022 homicide investigation from Abbotsford

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-05-27 14:38 PDT

File # 2023-356

A man and a woman have been charged in relation to a murder from March, 2022.

Background:

On March 21, 2022, at around 9:52 p.m., Abbotsford Police Department (AbbyPD) responded to a home in the 3500-block of Latimer Street as a result of a report of a shooting. AbbyPD Patrol members and B.C. Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) arrived at the home and located a man suffering from gun shot wounds. Life saving measures were attempted, but sadly the victim succumbed to his injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to investigate and has continued to work closely in partnership with AbbyPD and the BC Coroners Service.

The victim was later identified as 41-year old Chad Colivas of Abbotsford. This incident is not believed to be associated to the BC gang conflict.

On May 26, 2023, as a result of tireless dedication, IHIT investigators, along with members of AbbyPD, arrested 22-year old Tanner Fox and 30-year old Laetitia Acera, both of Abbotsford, in relation to the murder.

Fox has now been charged with second degree murder, while Acera has been charged with Manslaughter.

This has been a dynamic and complex investigation, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. As always, IHIT is grateful for its strong partnership with the Abbotsford Police Department and the other integrated teams, and the strong work completed by all investigators, which led to these results.

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Sgt. Timothy Pierotti
Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: homicideteam.ca

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