POLICE – Images show two men, stolen Honda Civic night of fatal shooting

Image from video shows two men getting out of Honda Civic. (Image: RCMP)

A stolen red Honda Civic abandoned by two men has become the focus of the RCMP investigation into the fatal shooting of Scorpions co-founder Konaam Shirzad outside his home on Hudson’s Bay Trail last week.

Shirzad was shot on the evening of Sept. 21. Another man was injured.

RCMP Cpl. Jodie Shelkie said today that, minutes after the shooting, a stolen red Honda Civic was reported burning on Odin Court, off of Whiteshield Crescent.  “Police can now confirm that this vehicle, stolen out of the Lower Mainland, is associated to the homicide.”

Police released surveillance video from the area taken between 7 and 7:10 p.m. that shows the Civic being parked on the lower end of Hudson’s Bay Trail (the portion that runs east/west) on the north side of the road facing west.

As the Honda is being parked, a dark-coloured SUV drives by, heading east.  Shelkie said police would like to speak to the driver of the SUV.

Two suspects are seen walking from the vehicle across an empty lot on the corner of where Hudson’s Bay Trail turns west.  The two suspects appear to be male and are dressed in dark-coloured clothing.

During the time that the suspects are walking across this empty lot, a pedestrian is walking north on a portion of the Hudson’s Bay Trail that runs north/south.  Police would like to speak to tes pedestrian.

In addition to the occupant(s) of the dark-coloured SUV and the pedestrian, Kamloops Serious Crime Unit are asking anyone with a dash camera who was in the area of Hudson’s Bay Trail or Odin Court (Whiteshield Crescent) to contact them.  As well, if you have surveillance video in either of these areas or points between, and a police officer has not yet spoken to you, contact the Kamloops RCMP.

Anyone with information regarding the crime should contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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