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1st-degree murder charge in fatal Richmond sushi restaurant shooting

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WATCH: Two men are dead after five shootings in five days in Metro Vancouver. The latest gun violence erupted at a Richmond restaurant Friday night. (Sept. 19, 2020). – Sep 19, 2020

A man has been charged with first-degree murder in a fatal shooting at a Richmond sushi restaurant last year.

The attack killed 44-year-old Jian Nun Zhu and injured alleged transnational gangster Paul King Jin.

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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says Richard Charles Reed has been charged in the case.

Richmond RCMP was called to Manzo Itamae Restaurant at 9020 Capstan Way around 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2020, where they found the two men with gunshot wounds. Zhu died in hospital the following day. IHIT says he was known to police, but not connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Jin, the survivor, was the alleged “No. 1 loan shark” targeted in the RCMP’s failed E-Pirate investigation. Charges against him in that case were stayed, and he has denied all wrongdoing.

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Reed was arrested Monday.

Along with murder, he is facing aggravated assault and firearms charges.

IHIT said it believes others were involved in the shooting and that it is aiming to make more arrests.

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