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VPD: Man charged with murder after shooting in Coal Harbour

Last Updated Apr 24, 2021 at 3:29 pm PDT

Emergency crews on scene near Cardero’s restaurant at Coal Harbour Quay and Cardero Street in Vancouver on Saturday April 17th, 2021. (Image Credit: CityNews)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — BC Prosecutors approved charges Saturday for a fatal shooting last weekend outside a popular Vancouver restaurant.

Francois Joseph Gauthier, 51, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm. He’s currently in custody.

On April 17, 31-year-old Harpreet Singh Dhaliwal was shot in front of Cardero’s restaurant and was pronounced dead on the scene by first responders.

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This shooting was the fifth homicide of the year in Vancouver.