One man dead after shooting in Cache Creek

A gofundme page has been set up to fund a Celebration of Life for Brock Ledoux

UPDATE Jan. 16: While police are releasing no further information about the shooting in Cache Creek that left one man dead on Jan. 14, social media reports indicate that a funding campaign has been set up for a Celebration of Life for Brock Ledoux, who “passed away Monday night in Cache Creek, leaving behind 2 beautiful girls.”

The name matches information that has been widely circulated on social media since the shooting on Monday night.

Money donated to the campaign will go to Ken Ledoux, Brock’s father, for the service for Brock, and any leftover funds will go to Brock’s two girls.

The funding campaign page notes that “Brock had his ups and downs as does anyone. But one thing everyone that knew him could agree upon, was his loyalty and heart. He would walk to the ends of the earth for any of his friends and not ask for anything in return … Brock had a big heart and was righteous in his own way.”

A lawsuit launched in 2018 by Jason Gourlay — who was convicted of a hit and run that killed a Kamloops teen in 2016 — alleged that he was assaulted at the Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre shortly after his arrest in March 2017. ourlay claimed that he was assaulted by fellow inmate Brock Ledoux in an act of “vigilantism.” Ledoux was charged and sentenced for aggravated assault after the incident.

The lawsuit claimed that “At the time of his guilty plea, Brock Ledoux did not express remorse and instead made claims to the effect that he had done the right thing.”

The gofundme page can be found at http://bit.ly/2RsRgGa.

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Ashcroft RCMP attended an apparent shooting incident at a residence in the 1000 block of Collins Road in Cache Creek on the evening of Monday, Jan. 14 after receiving a 9-1-1 call.

When they arrived at the home they found a deceased adult male.

The Journal received multiple reports on the 14th that a fatal shooting took place, but could not get official confirmation until Tuesday, Jan. 15.

On Tuesday morning the BC Coroners Service confirmed that they were investigating a death in the town.

B.C. Emergency Health services said they responded to a call of a “possible gunshot wound” just after 7 p.m. on Jan. 14. A bystander helped perform CPR on one patient, but no one was taken to hospital.

BCEHS said they could not share more details because the call was part of a “police investigation.”

Initial investigation by the RCMP suggests that an interaction took place between two persons who were known to each other. Investigators do not believe that the incident poses a continued direct threat to the general public.

The Southeast District Major Crime Unit, along with Forensic Ident investigators, were at the scene on Jan. 15.

Residents of Cache Creek were on edge Monday evening as reports circulated on social media about a possible suspect fleeing through the town.

“Cops and dogs out in town tonight looking for suspect in a tan jacket, short dark hair just jumped the fence across from my house guy disappears … probably heading down dirt road towards Sunvalley crescent,” posted Alex Ekering at around 10:30 p.m.

“Police came through our house … police dog headed towards creek,” posted Cheryl Milward a short time later.

Brenda Cumming posted that the suspect “Was hiding in my carport by my car 20 minutes ago. Seen by neighbour.”

The RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit asks that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the Ashcroft RCMP at (250) 453-2216. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

No further information is being released at this time.



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