Suspect vehicle identified in Coquitlam shooting

Coquitlam, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, Can You Identify

2023-07-06 16:43 PDT

A suspect vehicle has now been identified in the Coquitlam homicide from July 2.


On July 2, 2023, at approximately 9:19 p.m., the Coquitlam RCMP were called to the rear alley of 525 of Foster Avenue, after a report of a shooting. Frontline officers attended and located a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. First responders attempted life-saving measure, but the victim, later identified as 25-year old Karnvir Singh Garcha of Coquitlam, succumbed to his injuries. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation and continue to work closely in partnership with Coquitlam RCMP, BC Coroners Service and the Integrated Forensic Identification Section (IFIS).

On June 5, 2023, at 9:52 p.m. the Port Moody Police Department (PMPD) were notified of a vehicle fire in a parking lot located in the 3000-block of Murray Street. The vehicle was identified as a white Kia Niro. IHIT is now working with PMPD to forensically process the scene.

Through extensive video canvass, IHIT identified a suspect vehicle, described as a white Kia Niro, arriving in the area at 8:31 p.m. The Kia Niro parked in a loading area at the top of the ramp leading to the underground parkade of 525 Foster Avenue, with its fog lights on, until 9:19 p.m. when Garcha was dropped off at the scene by a ride sharing company. Following the shooting, the suspect returned to the Kia Niro and fled the scene eastbound in the Alley toward Emerson Street.

Video of suspect vehicle: 


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Video description:

Slide 1:
IHIT File 2023-949
Homicide of Karnvir Garcha
525 Foster Avenue, Coquitlam

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EIEH Dossier 2023-949
Homicide de Karnvir Garcha
525 l’avenue Foster, Coquitlam

Clip 1: Dashcam footage of Suspect Vehicle
Clip 2: Still of Suspect Kia Kona
Clip 3: Entrance to building parkade
Clip 4: Loading Zone parking stall.

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White Kia Niro

(Photo of Kia Niro)

We are releasing this photo and video, in hopes that someone will remember seeing this vehicle parked in the loading area, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. If you were in the 500-block of Foster Avenue on July 2 or in the 3000-block of Murray Street on July 5 and observed this vehicle and you have yet to speak with police, please contact IHIT immediately.

IHIT is asking anyone who was driving in the 500-block of Foster Avenue, between North Road and Blue Mountain Street, on July 2 from 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. or the 3000-block of Murray Street, on July 5, between 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. with dash-cam video, or anyone with information who has yet to speak with police, to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at

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Sgt. Timothy Pierotti (He/Him)
Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)

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