Sunday, December 11, 2016

REAL SCOOP: Jeffrey Chang's death finally confirmed as a drug overdose


REAL SCOOP: Jeffrey Chang's death finally confirmed as a drug overdose



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It only took the coroners’ service a year and five months to publicly confirm that Wolf Pack gangster Jeffrey Chang died of a drug overdose.
I reported at the time that the 28-year-old’s death on July 2, 2015 was a “suspected drug overdose.”
Then I submitted  my request to the coroner to get a copy of the report, which was finally released to me Friday.
It’s sparse, but I have written a short update:

Gangster died in Pitt Meadows of cocaine overdose: Coroner


He had survived a targeted shooting in Vancouver and being a member of the WolfPack alliance during a deadly gang war.
But Jeffrey Chang couldn’t survive his own vice.
The B.C. Coroners Service has finally confirmed what Postmedia reported in July 2015 — that Chang died of a drug overdose in a Pitt Meadows house.
The one-page coroners’ report released Friday said Chang’s immediate cause of death was “acute cocaine intoxication”.
And it said the July 2, 2015 death was “an unintentional illicit drug overdose”.
The report lists Miami, Florida as Chang’s city of residence.
In June 2014, Chang escaped serious injury after a targeted Vancouver shooting that left his girlfriend Mia Deakin seriously wounded.
After the shooting, Chang was splitting his time between B.C. and Ontario, police said at the time of his death.
“We would still consider him as being involved in the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict with close association to the Alkhalil group, members of the Independent Soldiers, WolfPack and many others,” Sgt. Lindsey Houghton said. “He’s been around and involved for many years.”
Chang was the younger brother of slain gangster Jonathan Chu-Ka Chang, who was 27 when he was sprayed with gunfire behind a Burnaby gym on Oct. 14, 2009. His murder remains unsolved.