Killer who shot Surrey realtor gets life with no parole eligibility for 17 years

Victim was shot dead in July 2015 at his home in the 16500-block of 64th Avenue while trying to protect his family from a midnight burglary.

Colin Hill was shot dead in July 2015 at his home in the 16500-block of 64th Avenue while trying to protect his family from a midnight burglary.

Colin Hill was shot dead in July 2015 at his home in the 16500-block of 64th Avenue while trying to protect his family from a midnight burglary.

SURREY —The gunman who shot Cloverdale realtor Colin Hill dead in 2015 has been sentenced to life in prison with no eligibility to apply for parole for 17 years.

Khouri Lamar Green, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, was sentenced Tuesday in B.C. Supreme Court in New Westminster. It fell in line with the joint submission by Crown counsel and defence.

Green was scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday morning but was deemed “not medically fit for transport” to attend in court. The Crown declined to tell the Now why. The sentencing took place at 2 p.m.

Hill, 42, was shot dead in July 2015 at his home in the 16500-block of 64th Avenue while trying to protect his family from a midnight burglary.

Police said Hill did not know Green.

Hill’s grieving wife, Becky Zhou, posted a message on Facebook at the time indicating Hill tried to stop the gunman from breaking in, but “lost (the) battle holding the door.” She wrote that her husband “yelled out to the family to hide” and then led the gunman outside “to give time to the family to hide.

Provincial court records revealed 19 criminal charge citations against Green in less than five years, prior to the killing. According to the records, Green had been charged, over the years, with break and enter, resisting police, possession of stolen property and failing to comply with a court sentence.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

Police investigate at Colin Hill’s home after the realtor was shot dead in the 16500-block of 64th Avenue in July 2015. (Vancouver Sun photo)