Exactly one year after his stepson was murdered in Panorama Hills, Marc Tremblay is hoping for some sort of break in the investigation.
“It’s been one of the, the hardest years of our lives,” he said Friday. “It’s hard when it happened and it gets harder as time goes on.”
Just after midnight on August 12, 2016, 27-year-old Louie Angelo Mojica was found shot in the front seat of a white Dodge Charger in the 200 block of Panamount Way N.W. and died a short time later.
While police say they’re still piecing together a motive, Mojica was a gang associate with ties to Vancouver.
Investigators say this was a targeted attack and have released a photo of the vehicle believed to have been used by the offenders in the case.
“It’s hard to know what goes on in a kid’s mind,” Tremblay said of his son going down the wrong path. “You hear a lot of news these days about young people that take the wrong choice and it’s a sad story all around.”
Mojica leaves behind an eight-year-old son.
“I really want his son to have all his questions answered when he asks them in the future,” he said. “It’s really hard for us to get any closure without knowing what happened, especially for his mother and his little boy.”
The vehicle believed to have been used by those responsible was a mid-2000s, dark blue Ford Freestar van.
“We collected a great deal of surveillance video in the area, talked to many witnesses and with this new piece, we are hoping it might job someone’s memory of this particular vehicle being seen prior, after or around that incident,” Staff Sgt. Kurt Jacobs said.
Jacobs said they haven’t gotten great cooperation in the case from those who may have information, believing some may be worried about retaliation.
“Even if we have some information on maybe a person of interest, you need a lot more than that to move a file forward,” he said. “When these planned attacks or acts of violence take place, they’re typically orchestrated by more than one individual.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 403-266-1234, the Homicide Tip Line at 403-428-8877, or Crime Stoppers, anonymously: