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Vancouver Police Investigate City’s 11th Homicide in 2018

A man in his 20s has died following an assault that occurred early Friday morning in a Downtown East Side apartment.

At around 12:15 a.m. Friday, the VPD responded to a stabbing in an apartment on Abbott Street near West Pender Street. Officers and paramedics found a man suffering from a stab wound inside a suite. He was rushed to hospital but subsequently died of his injuries this morning.

Officers arrested a 24-year-old woman at the scene. She has since been released pending further investigation.

The victim and suspect knew each other. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Vancouver resident Shane John Tolmie.

This is the Vancouver’s 11th homicide of 2018.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the VPD Homicide Unit at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.