A man has been arrested and charged following a double shooting in Maple Ridge last week that left one person dead.
Justin Michael Wareing of Maple Ridge faces one count of second-degree murder and one count of attempted murder, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced Monday.
Ridge Meadows RCMP officers responded to a residence in the 22600-block 119 Avenue just before 9 a.m. on Friday, and found a man and woman suffering from gunshot wounds.
The woman, identified by police as Cashmere Ali, succumbed to her injuries in hospital while the man suffered non-life threatening injuries.
“Maple Ridge is safer today with Mr. Wareing in custody,” says Sgt. Timothy Pierotti, of IHIT in a statement.
Wareing is known to police and is a “significant concern” to public safety in the Maple Ridge area.
“The investigation still remains active, as we continue to build a complete image of what led to this event. We continue to urge those with information or those who had interactions with Mr. Wareing or Ms. Ali to come forward,” says Pierotti.
The male victim is not being identified out of respect for his privacy, police say.