Suspect in 2006 B.C. homicide extradited to Canada from South Korea

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WATCH: IHIT announce Jui-Kai Weng was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder in relation to a 2006 investigation. – Jul 23, 2018

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has announced an arrest in a 12-year-old case.

On Jan. 22, 2006, two men were shot in the parking lot of 3355 North Road in Burnaby.

Both were taken to hospital. Nineteen-year-old Shaoxin Zhang died of his injuries, while the other victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

IHIT learned the suspect in the shooting had fled to Taiwan soon after the shooting. Jui-Kai Weng, formerly Lee-Chia “Kenny” Weng, 28, was charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder.

An Interpol red notice was issued for Weng’s arrest.

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Two years later, another man was charged and convicted of obstruction of justice for his involvement in the case.

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On March 16, 2018, IHIT learned Weng was arrested in South Korea as a result of the Interpol red notice.

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IHIT worked closely with its partners from the RCMP’s International Liaison Office, Interpol, the B.C. Prosecution Service and the International Assistance Group-Ottawa to liaise with the South Korean Ministry of Justice and facilitate Weng’s extradition to face his criminal charges in Canada.

On June 26, 2018, the South Korean judiciary granted the extradition of Weng to Canada.

On July 20, 2018, IHIT investigators arrived in Vancouver with Weng, who will make his first appearance in B.C. Provincial Court on July 24.

“IHIT is grateful for the assistance provided by all its domestic partners as well as its partnership with law enforcement officials of South Korea,” says Cpl. Frank Jang of IHIT in a release.

“IHIT and our many partners are committed to bringing those accused of committing the most heinous crimes before the court.”

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