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Man charged in connection with death of long-time Vancouver businessman

Last Updated Jul 24, 2019 at 8:17 pm PDT

Summary

36-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection with the June killing of John Leslie McIver

Brian Roger Holt has been charged with second-degree murder

A motive has not been released

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A 36-year-old has been arrested and charged in connection with the June killing of a long-time businessman in Vancouver.

John Leslie McIver, who was a staple in the city’s┬áretail industry, was found dead inside his store — McIver’s Appliance Service and Sales Store — the morning of June 26.

“At this point we’re not releasing the exact nature of the relationship simply to protect the integrity of the investigation, and out of respect for the ongoing court process,” Cst. Steve Addison says.

Brian Roger Holt has been charged with second-degree murder. He remains in custody.

The incident appears to be targeted, but police are not releasing any other details about the case.

Police are not releasing any details about a possible motive.

“That’s, again, information that we’re not going to be releasing at this point,” Addison says. “The matter is before the courts, and just out of respect for the court process as well as the integrity of the investigation, I’m not in a position to discuss any specific details about the investigation.”

The VPD is looking to speak with anyone who may have any information. You can contact the VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604.717.2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477.

-With files from Sonia Aslam