Update: Charges laid – Amin Shahin Shakur shot to death in Vancouver’s 8th homicide of the year

Vancouver police responded to the report of a shooting near Main Street and East 48th Avenue just after 11 p.m on July 13th.

Police arrived to find 30-year-old Amin Shahin Shakur wounded. Shakur was pronounced deceased at the scene. Cst. Tania Visintin said “Mr. Shakur does not have an extensive or recent history with the police. Investigators believe there is no risk to the public.”

Anyone with dash cam footage or any information on this homicide is asked to contact VPD detectives at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

This is the 8th Vancouver homicide of the year, there have been four homicide in July. The 2020 Vancouver Homicide Victim List is available here.

Update January 9th 2021

Vancouver police said Mohammed Abu-Sharife, 41, has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in relation to the homicide of Amin Shahin Shakur. Abu-Sharife will remain in custody until his next court appearance.