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First-degree murder charge laid in Vancouver man’s shooting death

A 69-year-old man is the victim of the city’s second homicide of 2019

Police have arrested a 58-year-old man in Vancouver’s second homicide of the year.

Officers were called to a shooting near Fraser Street and East 51 Avenue shortly before midnight on Saturday.

Zenen Cepeda Silva was found there, suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead in hospital.

Investigators said it appeared he was shot as he was walking toward the front of a home.

Alvaro Julio Roche-Garcia is charged with first-degree murder.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the VPD’S homicide unit at (604) 717-2500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.



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