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Vancouver Police Identify Vehicle Of Interest In City’s Fourth Homicide

The VPD has identified a White Dodge Durango as a vehicle of interest in the city’s most recent homicide. Police are appealing to anyone with dash-cam video to call investigators.

Shortly after 8:30 p.m, on Tuesday April 16,  Manoj Kumar, a 30-year-old Vancouver resident, was shot and killed while sitting in a car in the area of West 4th Avenue and Burrard Street.

Homicide investigators have seized a white Dodge Durango, which was found around midnight on the evening of the shooting, near West 22nd Avenue at Yew Street. The vehicle had been set on fire. The Durango had an older style roof rack, which can be seen in the attached photo from a surveillance camera.

Detectives believe that this white Dodge Durango is linked to the shooting and are appealing to anyone with dash-cam video from the evening of the shooting to call police.

Investigators are specifically interested in hearing from anyone with dash-cam who may have been driving in the Kitsilano and Arbutus areas on Tuesday, April 16 between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.

“We are asking anyone with dash-cam to contact the VPD Homicide Unit as soon as possible as the video could be overwritten”, says Sergeant Jason Robillard, Vancouver Police. “Even the smallest piece of information can be crucial to the investigation,” adds Robillard.

Anyone with dash-cam footage or any information about this homicide is asked to call the Vancouver Police Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.