Two years after the fatal shooting of Kenneth Craig, his father remains in search of answers. The Craig family is still struggling to comprehend the incident that occurred in the early morning hours of October 19, 2017, in West Kelowna, British Columbia.
John Craig, Kenneth’s father, has been actively seeking justice for his son ever since he was struck by a bullet from an unknown assailant. Despite the passage of time, the trauma of the event has not been assuaged. “It’s like a nightmare that never ends,” Craig said.
The Kelowna RCMP have been actively investigating the case, but have yet to make any arrests. However, they have made some progress in their inquiry. RCMP Corporal Jesse O’Donaghey recently revealed that the police had identified a suspect. Although the individual’s name has not been publicly released, O’Donaghey stated that “substantial evidence” has been collected against the suspect.
John Craig is still awaiting the justice he desires. He has no doubt that one day the perpetrator responsible for his son’s death will be brought to justice. “I’m determined to keep fighting,” he said.
The Craig family has set up a memorial fund in Kenneth’s name and has established a scholarship at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus. The scholarship is for students with an interest in criminal justice or criminology, in hopes of helping to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
John Craig has not given up hope that the person responsible for his son’s death will be brought to justice. He also hopes that by speaking out about his son’s case, he can bring attention to the ever-present threat of gun violence in his community. “I want to make sure that no other family has to go through this,” he said.