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New Westminster man now faces second-degree murder charge in Surrey death

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.

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 ihittipline@rcmp-grc.gc.ca. People who wish to remain anonymous can contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or go to their website at www.solvecrime.ca.

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