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Murder charge laid in death of Surrey man during home invasion

Last Updated Jul 14, 2015 at 3:38 pm PST

64th Avenue and 165th Street in Surrey, where Colin Hill was killed during a home invasion (July 14/15) (Martin MacMahon, NEWS 1130 Photo)

Khouri Green charged with second-degree murder, accused of shooting Colin Hill to death in Surrey home invasion

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – A murder charge has now been approved against the man accused of killing a father of two in his home in Surrey Sunday night.

Khouri Lamar Green has been charged with second-degree murder.

Police believe Green was trying to break into Colin Hill’s home — where Hill was with his his family at the time — in the area of 64th Avenue and 165th Street around midnight when Hill confronted him.

Hill was shot; the 42-year-old died before he could be rushed to the hospital.

Green, 22, was arrested several hours later after Burnaby RCMP received a call about a man with a gun trying to break into a home in that city.

From attempted car thefts to break-ins, neighbours NEWS 1130 spoke with have expressed concern the area has been seeing more criminal activity.

Ravneet Virk lives down the street from where Hill was killed. “We’ve had robberies — a lot of robberies have happened next to my house and down the street from my house. A lot of people have complained about random men walking around.”

Christian Cunning lives just around the corner from Hill’s home. She’s also noticed an uptick in crime; in fact, someone tried to steal her husband’s car just last month.

“They tried to hot-wire it. They smashed the ignition box. All of the wires were hanging out when we found it. My husband had to replace everything. They couldn’t steal the car because they had blown the fuse when they tried to rub the wires together.”

Green has previous convictions for possession of stolen property and breaching court orders; he has also previously been sentenced for breaking and entering.