A 51-year-old man is being charged for allegedly shooting and killing a man in Coal Harbour last weekend.
Police responded to calls of shots fired outside Cardero’s restaurant at around 8:30 p.m. on April 17, according to Const. Tania Visintin.
Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene after first responders were unsuccessful in reviving him.
“This happened in a busy spot on a nice evening and an innocent person could have gotten hurt, Visintin said.
Francois Joseph Gauthier is charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of possessing a loaded, restricted firearm without an authorized license.
Gauthier will remain in custody until his next court appearance.
The killing marks Vancouver’s fifth homicide of 2021.
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