A 29-year-old Maple Ridge man was in court Monday afternoon, facing second-degree murder charges in connection with a recent shooting death of Claude Deguire.
Edward Marke Antonsen was arrested at his home without incident on Friday, May 3, said integrated homicide investigator Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
He was expected to go before a judge Monday afternoon in Port Coquitlam provincial court.
Deguire, another Maple Ridge man, was found in a parking lot out front of Thrifty Foods in Haney Place Mall on Monday, April 29, suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest.
The 26-year-old was transported to hospital by air ambulance, but died en route.
Right from the beginning, there were a lot of 9-1-1 calls from witnesses in the area. We were able to determine Mr. Antonsen as a suspect Further evidence supported a second-degree murder charge against him, Pound said.
Two men were arrested in the initial stages of this shooting. However, they were released without charges, as evidence did not support them being involved, the sergeant added.
They are not suspects, they are associates of our accused. They are not going to be charged, Pound concluded.
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