Poitras, 25, was found murdered in the 3400-block of Regina Avenue in Richmond on October 2. He was a resident of Richmond at the time of his death and was known to police in Alberta for his involvement in gang activity.
Poitras was in possession of a red 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara that was taken from the crime scene following the shooting. This vehicle was recovered in Pitt Meadows in November 2014 and forensic analysis has recently confirmed this to be Poitras’ vehicle.
“IHIT is looking to speak with anyone who may have information about this homicide or anyone who may have information about the friends and associates of Mr. Poitras,” said Staff-Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
Back in October, IHIT was looking for information from anyone who may have been in the area of Talmey Elementary School in Richmond BC between 11:30 p.m. on October 1 and 1:30 a.m. on October 2 who observed any suspicious persons, vehicle or circumstances.
IHIT is now asking anyone who may have information about this homicide, to contact the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448, or, to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.