Chilliwack double homicide suspect found dead 4 days later



Chilliwack double homicide suspect found dead 4 days later

Eric Shestalo, 50, is accused of killing two women who were found dead from self-inflicted gunshot wounds.



The alleged shooter in a double homicide in Chilliwack has been found dead after being on the run for four days.

Eric John Shestalo, 50, wanted by police after a July 21 fatal shooting at a residence on McNaught Road in Chilliwack, was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the Bridal Falls area, RCMP said. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Monday. (July 25).

“Significant police resources were involved in the search for the armed suspect over the past few days,” according to an IHIT spokesperson at a press conference Monday. “And I can advise you that as of today, the suspect was deceased.”

This comes after IHIT confirmed that they found a Jeep YJ in the Bridal Falls area.

IHIT announced shortly after 9pm on July 21 that Shestalo was “armed and dangerous” and that the police were actively searching for him.

There was a heavy police presence in the Bridal Falls area east of Chilliwack on Friday, July 22. On the same day, the Jeep YJ driven by Shestalo was found in the area.

The tragic incident occurred around 11 a.m. on July 21 when two women and a man were shot at a home in the 9700 block of McNaught Road in Chilliwack.

One of them died on the spot. The second woman was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital where she later died. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Police have not yet released the names of the two women. Progress It is known who the victims were but their names are not being released at this time.

IHIT is also seeking witnesses and video footage. Anyone who was in the area of ​​the 9700-block of McNaught Road between 9 a.m. and noon is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-4448, or ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc Email is sent to .ca.


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