Vancouver – A Vancouver man has been convicted of first degree murder following a Vancouver Police investigation into the death of a 69-year-old man.

Just before midnight on January 26, 2019, Vancouver Police responded to several 9-1-1 calls about a shooting near Fraser Street and East 51 Avenue. Vancouver resident Zenen Cepeda Silva was found suffering from a gunshot injury and was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Alvaro Julio Roche-Garcia, 60, was arrested days after the incident and charges were approved by BC Prosecution Services. Following a trial, a jury returned a guilty verdict on November 6. Roche-Garcia was sentenced to an automatic 25 years in prison.