VANCOUVER - A 23-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a young man described by homicide investigators as a good kid who naively agreed to care for a home that turned out to be a marijuana grow op.
Sgt. Jennifer Pound with the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says 21-year-old Taylor Johnson was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a Langley home in February.
Pound says Johnson was staying at and caring for the property, and the shooting appears to have been a random act because investigators don't believe the young man knew the shooter.
The home was the site of a grow op, and police believe that was the motive behind the shooting.
Pound says Johnson had no criminal record, and that he was just a naive kid who made a decision without knowing the risks.
Jesse River Hill is facing multiple charges in connection to Johnson's death, including second degree murder with a firearm and break and enter.
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