A 41-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of well-known Vancouver entrepreneur Amin Shahin Shakur.
Vancouver Police say the BC Prosecution Services has approved charges against Mohammed Abu-Sharife from Vancouver.
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Shakur, 30, was the victim of a shooting near Main Street and East 48th Avenue, just after 11 pm on July 13, 2020. In a previous statement, VPD said Shakur did not have an extensive police history.
He was one of the founders of Dank Mart, a popular retro snack bodega in South Vancouver’s Punjabi Market neighbourhood.
Punjabi Market, a group of artists and entrepreneurs working to revitalize South Asian-run businesses and restaurants, said that Shakur was a “valued member of the community.”
We would like to acknowledge the recent loss of a valued member of our community. Amin Shahin Shakur was known to the Punjabi Market as a hardworking business owner and spirited entrepreneur who brought fun, positivity and good energy to our Main Street hub.
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— Punjabi Market (@punjabimarket) July 15, 2020
He was described as a “hardworking business owner and spirited entrepreneur who brought fun, positivity, and good energy” to the Main Street area.
Vancouver Police say Abu-Sharife will remain in custody until his next court appearance.