One person has been charged in connection with a fatal hit and run in Burnaby last week.
25-year-old Ibrahim Ali faces two charges in the crash that killed 25-year-old Emily Sheane.
Ali made his first court appearance today to face charges of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle causing death, and failure to remain at the scene of an accident.
His next court appearance is March 23.
On Sunday, police made two arrests in Creston linked to the case, after an alert motel operator called police when two people came in bloodied and without identification.
The two claimed they had been in a car accident, but elements of their story, including their address didn’t add up.
The pair fled after being interviewed by Creston RCMP, but officers tracked them down shortly after and took them into custody.
Burnaby RCMP Staff Sgt. Major John Buis says Ali was one of the two arrests.
“The pair were arrested on outstanding warrants unrelated to the Burnaby hit and run. Creston officers contacted Burnaby detachment regarding the hit and run on March 9, and Burnaby members traveled to Creston to further enhance the Burnaby investigation.”
The second person arrested, an 18-year-old woman, was also arrested but prosecutors say as of now, she is not facing charges.
Ali is well known to police in the region, and has a lengthy record of criminal charges dating back to 2008.
Staff Sargent Lindsey Houghton with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit says he is also a known associate of the U.N. Gang.
“Mister Ali is known to police in the lower mainland, has been for several years. He is known for his connection to various individuals involved in gang and organized crime activity.”
Ali’s list of charges include drug trafficking and firearm, and assault offenses.
He was also charged on two separate occasions in January and February of this year for driving while prohibited with a suspended license.
Sheane was killed by a grey range rover that allegedly ran a red light
Hit and run
Emily Sheane was killed last Wednesday while driving home from her job at Joe Fortes restaurant late at night.
She died instantly when her vehicle was struck by a 2006 Grey Range Rover allegedly running a red light in Burnaby.
A man and a woman were seen fleeing the scene of the accident.
Police say the vehicle left behind wasn’t stolen, but was “obtained fraudulently.”
A public memorial is being held for Sheane this Sunday at the Firefighters Public House in Burnaby.
Friends have also set up a GoFundMe account to help cover her funeral costs.
With files from Shelby Thom