Colin Hill, who was 42, died protecting his family as a man tried to break into the home in Cloverdale just before midnight Sunday. The father of two had been a realtor for nine years.
Speaking to The Province
, Jorda Maisley, president of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, said: “This is quite a loss for us all. It’s so tragic and it’s senseless. I just think of his family and what they must be going through.”
Hill worked alongside his wife Becky Zhou in a realty office in Sutton and neighbours paid tribute to the “very nice guy.”
Surrey Mounties have arrested a 22-year-old suspect.
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A realtor from British Columbia has been shot dead during a break-in at his Surrey home.