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Charges laid against three men in 2017 killing in Abbotsford

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Cpl Frank Jang of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team announces Tuesday that first-degree murder charges were laid against Islam Nagem and Edrick Raju in the death of 24-year-old Alexander Blanarou of Surrey. – Dec 1, 2020

Charges have been laid against three men in a 2017 death in Abbotsford, B.C.

Alexander Blanarou of Surrey was shot and killed in the 5300-block of Bates Road in December of that year.

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said Tuesday that Islam Nagem and Edrick Raju have been charged with first-degree murder, while Michael Schweiger was charged with second-degree murder.

Blanarou was known to police, according to investigators, and his death was linked to the drug trade.

 

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