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A British Columbia man was shot and killed in an apparent robbery while on holiday in Honduras.
Tim Vallee, 34, was a conservation officer with the Pacific office of the Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Honduran news site Tiempo.hn says Vallee was with a friend and two local women at a bar in the city of Coxen Hole on the island of Roatan Tuesday night. According to the report, the four left after midnight and walked on a path away from the main road, where they were robbed at gunpoint by two men in a pickup truck.
One of the gunmen fired an apparent warning shot that hit Vallee in the head, according to the report.
He was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The robbers got away with just a cellphone.
On his Facebook page, Vallee, who also went by the name Themy Alexandre Vallee-Apostolakis, updated his status on Oct. 8 with his travel details.
"Gone to Roatan Island (Honduras) for 10 days !!!" he wrote.
On Tuesday, Vallee said he was watching the World Cup qualifier soccer match between Canada and Honduras.
"I'm in Honduras watching my country getting nail solid by Honduras...I guess we should stick to hockey," he wrote.
Police have identified two suspects native to the area: Eon Stewart Carter, 27, who they believe drove the truck, has been arrested; and a warrant has been issued for Roger Natividad Ruiz Avila, 22, who police allege was the shooter.
"We would like to convey our sincerest condolences to Tim's family," Fisheries and Oceans Canada said in a statement released Friday morning. "Our thoughts are with them in what we know must be a very difficult time."
Canada's foreign affairs department said officials are providing consular assistance to the family and are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information.
Vallee was in Toronto on Oct. 8 for his flight to Honduras after making his way to Ontario from Montreal.
On Thursday, Vallee's mother, Chantale Vallee, posted a note about his death on his Facebook page.
"I regret to announce the death of my son Themy, which happened on the night of Oct. 16-17, the victim of an armed attack in Honduras," she wrote in French. "We are all still in shock. I will keep you posted."
Vallee's friends were devastated by the news.
"RIP Tim I am so sad and shocked to hear about this my condolences go out to all your friends and family," Kevin Rolland wrote on Vallee's Facebook page. "The hockey team will miss you here in Abby and I am sorry we didn't get to meet in Toronto this week like we were suppose to was great getting to know you this past 2 years you will be missed my friend."
Vallee was from Montreal but lived in Abbotsford, BC, according to his Facebook page, where he played on a tight-knit hockey team.
"I know I share the feelings of not only our Hockey Team, but also anyone who as ever had the pleasure of meeting you when I say that you were always the bright spot in the room," Alex Peterson wrote. "All who met you respected you and those who knew you loved you. You will always be in our hearts and in our minds my dear friend. We will never forget you for being the spark plug that energized us all."