Keith Baldwin and his wife in this photo used on a GoFundMe page. Baldwin, 27, was shot and killed downtown Chilliwack in the early hours of Oct. 22, 2019. (GoFundMe)

IHIT releases name of man gunned down in Chilliwack

Keith Baldwin, 27, was known to police according to RCMP

Homicide investigators have released the name of the man shot in downtown Chilliwack after midnight on Oct. 22.

Keith Matthew Baldwin was placed on life support after the incident but has since died of his injury.

“We are asking anyone who has info of what Keith was doing the night of Monday, Oct. 21 to please give us a call,” according to a Tweet sent out by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

IHIT said the victim in the incident was likely targeted, although he does not have a recent criminal history, according to Court Services Online.

“The victim in this case was known to police,” said Cst. Harrison Mohr with IHIT. “This appears to have been a targeted shooting, although our investigators are still looking into whether the victim had any direct connections to gangs or the drug trade. We have no reason to believe the general public is at risk.”

Chilliwack RCMP responded to a report of an assault with a weapon just after midnight on Oct. 22 in the area of Yale Road and Fletcher Street in downtown Chilliwack near Ruth & Naomi’s Mission. They found the 27-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound.

A GoFundMe was set up by friends to help his family.

The incident represents the fourth homicide of 2019 in Chilliwack. Christine Denham was killed in an alleged domestic homicide on Feb. 26. Stanny Carr was shot in a vehicle on Woodbine Street in August 2018 but died of her injuries on March 6. And James Vidal was shot and killed on Alexander Avenue on March 10.

There has so far only been one arrest in any of the four killings. Shane Travis Hughes is still before the courts facing one count of second-degree murder for killing Denham in a house on Victor Street.

• READ MORE: Man charged with murder of Christine Denham in Chilliwack

• READ MORE: IHIT now on case of woman shot seven months ago in Chilliwack

• READ MORE: IHIT identify Chilliwack homicide victim as James Vidal

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact IHIT’s information line at 1-877-551-4448 or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


@PeeJayAitch
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Keith Baldwin is the victim of Chilliwack’s fourth homicide of 2019. (Facebook)

Just Posted

Pitt Meadows film premiere offers hope to people with learning disabilities

In Normal Isn’t Real four subjects who have learning disabilities and ADHD, share their success stories

Marching for those who’ve disappeared

Fifth annual event in Memorial Peace Park

Letter: Other cities have declared climate emergencies

Maple Ridge should do what’s right for our planet

Elementary students are hoping the city will recognize Real Acts of Caring week

Pitt Meadows students participate in Real Acts of Caring week

West Coast Express to resume after pipeline protests block rail tracks overnight

The demonstration was in support of Wet’suwet’en members who oppose Coastal GasLink

VIDEO: Minister reports ‘modest progress’ after blockade talks with First Nation

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say Coastal GasLink does not have authority to go through their lands

B.C. man released from quarantined cruise ship in Japan

Because Spencer Fehrenbacher has American citzensip, he was evacuated by the U.S.

Henrique scores 2 as Ducks soar past Canucks 5-1

Vancouver tumbles out of top spot in Pacific Division

Trudeau cancels Caribbean trip amid pipeline protests across Canada

Protests against Coastal GasLink have disrupted rail service

B.C. VIEWS: Inaction on pipeline protests not a viable response

Columnist Frank Bucholtz on how the Coastal GasLink pipeline dispute got so bad

PHOTOS: Top 10 memories of the 2010 Olympics

Black Press Media’s Jenna Hauck, shares some of her most memorable images of 2010 Winter Games

#FoxForFiver: Support grows in B.C. to put Terry Fox on new $5 bill

Terry Fox’ Marathon of Hope raised money for cancer research

Registration opens soon for BC 55+ Games in Richmond

2020 55+ Games have been officially scheduled for Sept. 15 to 19

Trudeau confers with cabinet ministers as rail blockades continue

The Trudeau government has been criticized for not doing more to end the blockades

Most Read