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Three years later: First-degree murder charge laid in brazen daytime shooting in Nanaimo


A 42-year-old man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with a shooting outside a fast-food restaurant in Nanaimo three years ago.

At the time, RCMP suggested the brazen daytime shooting in a shopping centre parking lot was likely linked to the escalating Lower Mainland gang conflict.

The incident unfolded at 3:30 p.m. on May 20, 2021, at the Rock City Centre in Nanaimo, where the victim, identified as Yasin Khan, was found in a vehicle parked outside a Wendy’s.


Several people were arrested at a Best Western hotel and seized a vehicle on the day of the shooting, but did not announce charges until last Wednesday.

In a media release, Nanaimo RCMP confirmed that 42-year-old Ronald Joseph Campbell has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the May 2021 death of Khan.

“It takes time to gather the necessary evidence to support a charge of murder,” said Insp. Andrew Burton, acting officer in charge of the Nanaimo RCMP detachment.

“I would like to acknowledge the dedication and tenacity shown by the officers of our Serious Crime Section who led this complex investigation and worked with several police agencies, RCMP Forensic Services, the BC Prosecution Service and the general public.”

Campbell remains in custody and the matter is before the courts.

First-degree murder charge laid in 2021 brazen daytime shooting in Nanaimo.

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