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Second degree murder charge approved following Port Coquitlam sudden death

A 41-year-old man died in what was determined to be a homicide following an "altercation" in a private home.
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was deployed on March 30, 2022, after a 41-year-old man died suddenly from an "altercation" in Port Coquitlam.

A 46-year-old man is facing a second degree murder charge from a Port Coquitlam homicide six days ago.

Sharokh Mirzaei Amir Abadi appeared in PoCo Provincial Court today (April 5) and was approved of the charge by the BC Prosecution Service (BCPS) after an "altercation" and sudden death of a 41-year-old man.

RCMP and first responders found Joo "Daniel" Jeon deceased around 3:40 p.m. on March 30 in a private home in the 3100-block of Coast Meridian Road — located west of Birchwood Park.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was then deployed to take lead on the case.

It was believed that all parties involved were known to each other, but IHIT spokesperson Sgt. David Lee says there's no indication the incident is connected to Lower Mainland gang conflict.

He adds a case was submitted to the BCPS after investigators collected forensic evidence and interviewed several witnesses.

"As this matter is now before the courts, further updates will be handled by BCPS."

Mirzaei Amir Abadi remains in custody and his next scheduled court appearance is set for April 13.

He has no prior offenses or convictions, according to court documents.