A 37-year-old male is the victim of the latest homicide in the Lower Mainland, in Chilliwack, but police say there is nothing so far to link this homicide to the ongoing gang conflict.
At around 1:25 a.m. on Thursday (May 27), 37-year-old Adam Gerald Ball was dropped off at the Chilliwack General Hospital with gunshot wounds.
Ball succumbed to his injuries and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Unit (IHIT) took conduct of the investigation.
IHIT is asking for tips into Ball’s killing.
Police say they make no connections to prior criminal activity, but Ball was convicted of manslaughter in a violent killing of a man 16 years ago in Nanaimo.
Professional boxer Mark Woolnough was acquitted of manslaughter in the beating death of an Ontario man after a drunk brawl on Jan. 10, 2005. His three co-accused, however, Paul Rosborough, Dylan Ambrus, Donald Clarke, and Ball who was killed this week in Chilliwack, were convicted.
A Victoria Times Colonist story from May 3, 2008 said Ball was sentenced to two years less a day but he was allowed to serve his sentence in the community.
On Friday, IHIT and the RCMP forensics team were on scene at a residence at 8880 Broadway Street connected to the homicide.
IHIT is working closely with the Chilliwack RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence. Investigators are working to determine motive.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
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