Chilliwack RCMP use a metal detector to look for evidence on Woodbine Street after a shooting in August 2018. The victim, Stanny Carr, died in hospital seven months later March 6, 2019. (Greg Knill/ Black Press file)

Is it a homicide? B.C. woman dies in hospital, seven months after being shot

Stepfather think Chilliwack case should now be a homicide, but IHIT has not confirmed anything

Seven months after a violent shooting on in downtown Chilliwack, the female victim has died. But it is still unclear if the incident is now considered a homicide, something the woman’s stepfather doesn’t understand.

Stanny Bernice Carr was shot in a vehicle in the 9400-block of Woodbine Street just after 3 a.m. on Aug. 8, 2018.

READ MORE: One injured in shooting on Woodbine Street in Chilliwack

Neighbours were rattled after hearing gunshots in the middle of the night, with one witness reporting on social media he went out to find Jeep with both passenger and driver’s side windows blown out.

Carr was there bleeding, suffering from a serious gunshot wound.

Stanny Bernice Carr was shot on Woodbine Avenue in Chilliwack in August 2018. She died on March 6, 2019.

Her stepfather, Colin Collins, told Black Press Media a bullet went into the 43-year-old’s spine and remained there.

“It caused her to be paralyzed from the shoulders down,” Collins said. “We thought she was going to die.”

She spent time in hospital in Vancouver and then Surrey, where she died March 6.

The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team was asked multiple times if it is now in charge of the file, but a spokesperson has not returned emails or phone calls to confirm.

If IHIT is not involved, Collins doesn’t understand.

“If she wouldn’t have got shot, she wouldn’t have died now,” he said. “Definitely, myself, I think [it should be a homicide].

“You can’t be shooting someone and not be responsible for what happens to them. I know it’s after the fact, I mean, maybe someone could get a flesh wound and it later gets gangrene, but you should be responsible for it.”

As for what happened that night, Collins said he doesn’t know, although he said Carr was involved in the drug trade. He found some stolen credit cards in a storage locker of hers that he recently returned to police.

“She was out in a place she shouldn’t have been.”

Carr left behind two children, a daughter and a son. A celebration of life is planned at a park they frequented.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Nolan Foote named captain for Kelowna Rockets

Kelowna management made the decision Friday, Foote becomes the franchises 25th captain

West Kelowna Warriors look to continue streak in Silverbacks visit

The Warriors host Salmon Arm Friday night at Royal LePage Place

ALC prohibits land exemption status for three Westbank school sites

The decision means a new secondary school won’t be built along Webber Road

Start to finish: Okanagan Sun conclude regular season this weekend

The Sun visit the Westshore Rebels in the final game of the season on Sunday

RDCO to host Repair Café to help Kelowna residents fix household items

‘If you can carry it in under your arm, they’ll do their best to tackle the problem, with your help’

Kelowna pot shop looks to the future on Canada’s first cannibersary

Kelowna’s Hobo Recreational Cannabis store has been in operation since July 25, 2019

Small town Okanagan business shines in big city

Cherryville jewelry now offered at Vernon shop

Valley First feeds a big Okanagan need

Feed the Valley succeeding in fighting hunger

Famous Forgeries displayed by Okanagan Artists of Canada

Okanagan Artists of Canada prepare for 75th anniversary with 75-year-old art

VIDEO: Meet your Kelowna-Lake Country candidates

All seven Kelowna-Lake Country candidates answer questions about themselves and their policy

VIDEO: Meet your Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola candidates

Central Okanagan-Similkameen-Nicola candidates answer questions about themselves and their policy

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

MITCHELL’S MUSINGS: Election brings a colourful array of elections signs

Vernon man arrested with meat cleaver pleads not guilty to cop assault

Kyle Frances Larue allegedly assaulted RCMP with bear spray, meat cleaver

On the campaign trail: North Okanagan photographer gets up close to MP candidates

Salmon Arm’s Kristal Burgess produced photo essays for fourShuswap-North Okanagan candidates

Most Read