Family appeal to public on one-year anniversary of Port Coquitlam shooting

Coquitlam, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-06-30 07:05 PDT

File # 2022-796

The family of Mehdi Damian Eslahian is appealing to witnesses on the one-year anniversary of his death. We know there are people out there who have critical information that can help bring this family closure, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. 

Background:

On June 30, 2022 at 1:01 a.m., the Coquitlam RCMP received a report of a shooting outside a residence in the 2700-block of Davies Avenue, Port Coquitlam. Upon attendance, first responders located a 37-year old man, later identified as Mehdi Damian Eslahian, suffering from gunshot wounds. Despite the best efforts of the first responders, Mr. Eslahian succumbed to his injuries on scene. IHIT took conduct of the investigation and has continued to work closely in partnership with the Coquitlam RCMP Detachment, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS). 

Now, a year later, IHIT is appealing to the public for a witness to come forward.

Now is the time to do the right thing, says Sgt. Pierotti of IHIT. This shooting took place in a residential neighbourhood. We know there are people out there who have critical information that can help bring this family closure.

The family of Mr. Eslahian is now issuing this public appeal:

The death of Mehdi (Damian) has left us in a constant state of melancholy. He was a son, a father, a brother and a friend to those who knew him. He was taken away from us too soon & we will miss him forever. If you know anything about this case, please don't hesitate and share what you know, even if it seems miniscule to you. Please do not let his death be in vain.

Photo of Mr. Eslahian

(Photo of Mr. Eslahian)

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

Released by

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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