Victim was defending home

UPDATE 4 p.m.

Police say a man who was shot to death in the Cloverdale area of Surrey was defending his home from an attempted break-in.

Sgt. Stephanie Ashton of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says 42 year-old Colin Hill was killed during an altercation with an alleged intruder.

Ashton says the suspect escaped in a stolen vehicle and was arrested in Burnaby later Sunday after witnesses reported a man with a gun attempting to break in to an apartment.

She says the shooting appears to be random and that Hill and the suspect did not know each other.

A 22-year-old man Surrey resident is facing second-degree murder charges and is expected to appear in court Tuesday.


Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Cloverdale. 

Surrey RCMP responded to shots fired in a home on 64th Avenue near 166th street Sunday night, and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team has been called in.

A man who died from apparent gunshot wounds was discovered at the scene.

Witnesses told police an altercation between two men led up to the shooting. Neighbours say they heard five shots.

"Cloverdale used to be very safe," one neighbour told CTV. "This is the first time it's happened, so we are all very scared."

Police haven't said if there have been any arrests or if they're searching for a suspect. 

"Certainly, anytime there's an incident like this in your neighbourhood, people are going to be concerned," said Insp. Jeff Metcalfe. "That's a very natural reaction to be concerned."

– with files from CTV Vancouver


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