A 19-year-old New Westminster man now faces a second-degree murder charge in the Feb. 26 death of Kacey Rogers.
Joshua Martinez, 19, had been facing firearms-related offences in the death of Rogers, 31, who was shot just after 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 in his home in the 14000 block of Grosvenor Road in Surrey.
Last Thursday, police announced that both Martinez and Russell Bidesi, 21, of Surrey, have been charged with second-degree murder, robbery and being in possession of a prohibited firearm.
While RCMP IHIT investigators continue to explore any possible gang association, anyone who has information regarding this case is asked to please contact the IHIT tipline by calling 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. People who wish to remain anonymous can contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to their website at www.solvecrime.ca.