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VPD Investigating Early Morning Assault That Turned Deadly

Vancouver Police Homicide investigators are currently investigating the city’s 8th homicide of 2018.

Just before 1:30 this morning, a 38-year-old Vancouver man was found with serious injuries outside the Parq Casino, 39 Smithe Street. The man was rushed to hospital and underwent surgery but did not survive.

Evidence has led investigators to Coopers Park, near Marinaside Cresent and Cooperage Way, where it is believed that the victim was assaulted before he walked to the Casino for help.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is still in its early stages. Investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information about this homicide to call VPD at (604) 717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.