Vancouver Police have arrested a 36-year-old Vancouver resident for the murder of long-time businessman John Leslie McIver.

A second-degree murder charge was approved by Crown counsel today against Brian Roger Holt, who has been remanded until his next court appearance.

Mr. McIver was found deceased inside McIver’s Appliance Service and Sales Store shortly after 8 a.m. on June 26. VPD investigators believe the homicide was targeted.

Anyone with information about this offence who has not yet spoken with police is asked to call VPD’s Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.