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Suspect arrested in connection with January 2013 murder

Police in Vancouver have arrested a suspect wanted in connection with the first-degree murder of a Red Deer man.

The body of Lloyd Robert Sarson, 25, was found inside a vehicle in a back alley in the Eastview subdivision in the early hours of Jan. 1, 2013.

Red Deer City RCMP allege that Sarson, who did not have a permanent address, died of a gunshot wound as a result of a targeted attack.

A week after the shooting, police began searching across Western Canada for a 17-year-old suspect believed to have gang connections in the four Western provinces.

Investigators felt their suspect may have had fled to B.C., said Red Deer RCMP Cpl. Sarah Knelsen in a press statement released on Tuesday.

A cash reward was offered on Jan. 1 of this year for information leading to the location and arrest of the suspect.

On March 13, Vancouver Police and RCMP acting on a tip located the suspect in a Vancouver apartment and arrested him, along with a second suspect wanted in Winnipeg for the second-degree murder of Nigel Dixon on April 14, 2013.

Both suspects have been returned to their respective jurisdictions, where they are in custody awaiting court proceedings.

Although they are now 18, their names are withheld because they were youths at the times of the alleged murders.

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