IHIT investigating fatal stabbing on Richmond bus

Richmond, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2019-07-24 22:08 PDT

File # 2019-1107

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is requesting public assistance to further its ongoing investigation into the stabbing death of a 42-year-old Richmond man.

Richmond: On July 23, 2019 at approximately 2 p.m., the Richmond RCMP received numerous calls of a fight between two passengers on board a Coast Mountain bus near No.3 Road and Cambie Road. Frontline officers arrived on scene to find a 42-year-old man with serious stab wounds. He was taken to hospital where he later died of his injuries. A 22-year-old Richmond resident was arrested and taken into police custody. The identities of both parties are not being released at this time.

IHIT is currently working closely with its partners from the Richmond RCMP, the Integrated Forensic Identification Services and the B.C. Coroners Service to gather evidence.

It is early in the investigation but investigators believe the incident began as a random argument between two men that escalated into a physical assault.

Determining what initiated the dispute between the two men involved will be a key priority for our investigators, says Sergeant Frank Jang of IHIT. We urgently need to speak with those passengers that left the bus after the incident who have not yet spoken to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT information line at 1-877-551- IHIT (4448), or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
 

Released by

Sgt. Frank Jang

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
www.homicideteam.ca
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC, V3T 6P3 Mailstop 508/509
Office: 778-290-4876
Cell: 604-557-8529
Fax: 778-290-6102

Email: frank.jang@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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