A Canadian man has reportedly been shot and killed this week while on vacation in Honduras.

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Media reports identify him as Tim Vallee, a 34-year-old employee of the Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans based in British Columbia.

Honduran media says Vallee was robbed of his belongings by two men and then shot as he left a bar with four people on the island of Roatan off the Honduran coast.

One of the suspects has since been arrested and is identified in Honduran media as a local resident, 27-year-old Eon Stuart Carter.

Efforts continue to find the second suspect in Wednesday's shooting.

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade currently has a travel advisory posted for Honduras. Travellers are being told to exercise a high degree of caution in the country due to an increase in violent crime.

Canada also advises against all travel to certain regions of Honduras, including:

  • San Francisco de Coray and Langue in the department of Valle.
  • Orocuina, Apacilagua and Morolica in the department of Choluteca.
  • San Francisco de la Paz and Gualaco in the department of Olancho.