Abbotsford: Three individuals are in police custody following an assault in Abbotsford where one man has died. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is investigating.
Background: On May 25, 2022, at around 10:30 p.m., Abbotsford Police Department (AbbyPD) responded to an assault within the 32900-block of South Fraser Way. When first responders arrived, they found a man suffering from serious life-threatening injuries. Emergency care was provided, but the man succumbed to his injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in to investigate.
The victim has been identified but his name is not being released pending next of kin notification. The victim is 41-years old and from Abbotsford with no connection to gangs. An initial canvass was completed by AbbyPD Major Crime Unit and with assistance of AbbyPD patrol officers and the Lower Mainland Police Dog Service (IPDS), one adult and two youths were located and taken in custody for their suspected involvement. This is believed to be an isolated incident.
IHIT is working in partnership with AbbyPD and their Forensic Identification Section (FIS). The BC Coroners Service has also been engaged. Statements are being taken and the forensic examination continues. The investigation is still in its early stages and a timeline of events is being constructed.
“Homicide detectives are canvassing the area looking for witnesses and CCTV,” said Sergeant David Lee of IHIT, “Although arrests have been made, we are still searching for key evidence, and priority tasks are being completed.”
IHIT is looking for dashcam footage or CCTV from the area within the 32900-block of South Fraser Way around 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on May 25, 2022.
Anyone with information is being asked to call IHIT on the Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.