IHIT and Burnaby RCMP investigating the fatal shooting of Julian Johnson at a Chevron Gas Station

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team along with Burnaby RCMP said a man in his 20’s was shot and killed at a Chevron gas station at Willingdon Ave & Canada Way on January 19th at approximately 6:30pm.

It has been reported that the victim was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The victim has been identified as Julian Johnson, 28. The IHIT said the death was a targeted incident that is linked to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999. 

Nicole Hasselmann death in Burnaby being investigated as a homicide

Burnaby RCMP received a report of a motor vehicle incident in the 8000-block of Barnet Highway, on November 16th, involving a 2017 charcoal grey Kia Sorento.

Police and paramedics arrived to find an injured man and woman in the vehicle. Both victims were taken to hospital where the male victim is expected to recover. The female victim, who has been identified as 34-year-old Nicole Hasselmann died of her injuries. Police said Hasselmann’s injuries are ” indicative of foul play”.

More information will be added as it becomes available.

Update December 3rd
Jan Poepl, 31, was arrested on November 29th and later charged with second degree murder in connection with the death of 34-year-old Nicole Hasselmann.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

Jwada Hedar-Kadhim dies as a result of a fight in Burnaby

Burnaby RCMP were called to the 6500-block of Telford Avenue on report of a fight in progress on January 2nd, just before 9pm.

Police located the victim, 47 year old Jwada Hedar-Kadhim in medical distress. Hedar-Kadhim was pronounced deceased at the scene. The cause of death has not been released.

“It is early in the investigation, but it does not appear to be a random act,” Cpl. Daniela Panesar said in a release.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

Man dies of a stab wound in Burnaby

Burnaby police were called to the area of Kingsway and Royal Oak Avenue on September 18th, at around 11:30pm on report of a stabbing.

Police arrived at the scene to find two people suffering from non life threatening injuries, and a third who died of his injuries.

Police believe the attack was random.

Anyone with information is asked to call call the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)


Update – Michael Page-Vincelli dies in hospital after being punched in a Starbucks

Police say they are investigating the death of Michael Page-Vincelli, 22,  as a homicide after an altercation involving a  cigarette butt.

It is alleged that on July 12th  a woman tossed a cigarette out the window of her car and Page-Vincelli picked it up and threw it back at her.

According to a witness, the woman and a man followed Page-Vincelli into a Starbucks where the victim was punched and then hit his head on a counter at the establishment.

Page-Vincelli was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries on July 15th.

No charges have been laid at this time..

Update November 20th

On November 18th The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team charged Lawrence Alvin Sharpe, 40 and Oldouz Pournouruz, 35, with manslaughter in relation to the death of Michael Page-Vincelli.

Update Arrest made – Police say there are over 90 persons of interest in the death of 13 year old Marrisa Shen

On July 18th at approximately 1 am Burnaby RCMP responded to report of a missing 13-year-old girl who had not been heard from since 5:00 pm on the 17th.

Marrisa Shen was found by investigators in some brush on the southeast side of Central Park in Burnaby early Wednesday, July 18th.

Police said the circumstances surrounding the death are suspicious and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has taken lead in the investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Update August 24th
Police said that they have more than 90 persons of interest involving the homicide investigation of Marissa Shen and are following up on nearly 200 tips.

Update September 10th 2018
On September 7, 2018, Police arrested Ibrahim Ali, 28, without incident in Burnaby.  Ali has been charged with First-Degree-Murder in relation to Marrisa’s death. Police believe the homicide was a random act, and that the victim and accused were not known to each-other.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448)

Update: 45 year old woman found dead in a Burnaby home

Burnaby RCMP responded to a report of a woman needing medical attention at a home on the 7900-block of 18th Avenue, February 23rd just after 1 pm.

The 45 year old woman was located by police and was pronounced dead at the scene. a 47 year old man was taken into custody by police.

The investigation is in it’s early stages, more information will be added as it it becomes available.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation can call the IHIT Information Line at 1‐877‐551‐IHIT (4448)

Update February 25th

Parveen Maan 47,  has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in the death of his wife Parveen Kumari Maan. The couple’s two children were not at home at the time of the attack.

Burnaby double stabbing leaves one man dead

Police responded to report of a stabbing at a homeless camp in the area of Rumble Street and Griffith Dr, October 24th at around 8 p.m.

Police arrived to fins one man dead and another injured. A 53 year old man was arrested at the scene. Police said the attack was targeted and the individuals were known to each other.

The victims name will not be released until his family is notified.


Police have released the name of the victim as Rickey Melanson 48.  Samuel James Calladine has been charged with manslaughter.

Kevin Knuff was also murdered in a Burnaby homeless camp on October 9th, however police say the two cases are unrelated.