Police are crediting witnesses to a fatal shooting in Maple Ridge for the prompt arrest of a murder suspect.

Hershan (Shawn) Singh Bains, 28, from Maple Ridge, made his first appearance in Port Coquitlam court Monday.

He’s been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Steve Nagra, 29.


Nagra was shot in the chest on May 28, and drove himself to hospital where he died the following day.

RCMP Cpl. Dale Carr said Bains is a known gang associate, adding that it’s not uncommon for homicides to take longer to solve.

“Often times these types of investigations take several months and years to get to this point,” Carr said.

“This has advanced quickly due to witnesses being forthcoming and the alertness of first responders that attended the call in the first instance.”

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