THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team in partnership with Burnaby RCMP on Thursday arrested and charged a 16-year-old male with second degree murder in the killing of Aladdin Ramadan, 20, who was shot dead Wednesday just before 10:30 p.m. near Lougheed Highway and Rosser Avenue in Burnaby. He did not possess a criminal record.
“This arrest took place in a very public location within Surrey. At the time he was arrested the suspect was carrying a loaded firearm. With the assistance of Burnaby RCMP and the LMD Emergency Response Team a quick arrest was actioned in order to prevent potential harm to police and the public,” said Staff-Sgt. Jennifer Pound.
The name of the accused cannot be released as he is considered a young offender.
Last week, Pound had said: “Although IHIT investigators are attempting to determine a motive, we believe it to be a targeted shooting.”
Pound said: “Following the shooting, three males fled the scene in a smaller, silver or blue compact vehicle, southbound on Rosser Avenue. The driver of the vehicle was described as a Persian male with a short haircut, shaved on the side with sideburns. He appeared clean-cut and was wearing dark clothing. The other two suspects were also wearing dark clothing and had large builds. They were described as over 6 feet tall and muscular.”